Many Manchester United fans have been left to slam the display of Donny van de Beek in their 3-2 loss at AS Roma in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team already had a very comfortable 6-2 home lead from Old Trafford in the first leg to take into the second, and while they may have lost on the night, they still went through to the final comfortably on aggregate, where they will play Villarreal after they knocked out Arsenal in the other semi-final.
Should van de Beek start for Manchester United?
Edinson Cavani grabbed most of the headlines with both goals, but van de Beek’s performance was not quite up to scratch.
The attacking midfield player lost out on five of his duels and also failed to record a single shot on goal, dribble or cross, losing possession of the ball on no fewer than on 11 separate occasions, earning him a quite measly 6.3 overall rating on Sofascore
, the joint-second lowest out of any MUFC player to have started the game.
Manchester United fans on van de Beek display
These Red Devils slammed his performance on Twitter, with one supporter even going as far as to claim that the Netherlands international was ’embarrassing’:
“Another poor performance from van de Beek last night, remind me, what the hell does he do? #MUFC #UEL”
“van De Beek has been awful tonight, is a step slow and very indecisive. Perhaps a run of games would change this but he is demonstrating why he doesn’t start ahead of McFred. #MUFC”
“Why does van de Beek pass backwards so often? Is the lad confused? #MUFC #ROMMUN”
“#mufc might as well play with 10 than have van de Beek playing, seem to carry him every game”
“Can’t believe people rate van de Beek he’s absolutely garbage would genuinely rate Djemba-Djemba higher! #RomaManUtd #MUFC”