Some Crystal Palace fans were left to slam the display of Christian Benteke in their 0-0 home draw with Manchester United on Wednesday night.
Roy Hodgson’s men put up a decent fight against the Red Devils at Selhurst Park, and while there were some very good performances in an Eagles shirt, Benteke’s flattered to deceive some members of the CPFC faithful.
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The former Aston Villa and Liverpool striker lost out on no fewer than 16 of his duels in total in the game, by far the most lost out of any player to have set foot on the pitch, as he also failed to record a single shot on target (Sofascore).
He also lost possession of the ball 20 times in the match, the most out of any of his teammates (Sofascore), as the Belgian led the way in all the wrong categories.
Crystal Palace fan reaction to Benteke display
These Palace supporters slammed his performance on Twitter, with one fan even going as far as to say that playing the 30-year-old striker is a ‘waste of time’:
“Benteke proving tonight what a fluke that volley was. #cpfc”
“Benteke has 50p feet #cpfc #CRYMUN”
“Has Benteke got the wrong boots on tonight? We’ve wasted so many good chances #CPFC”
“Get Benteke off and bring on Mateta that’s 2 decent chances he’s messed up #cpfc”
“It’s very true. Benteke hasn’t got legs mate, he doesn’t offer anything in behind. Mateta offers more imo.”
“Too late and Benteke still on the pitch so a waste of time”
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