Some Manchester United fans were left blasting the display of Juan Mata in their 1-0 loss at home in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team simply did not do enough as they were knocked out by West Ham United after Manuel Lanzini struck very early on in the first half at Old Trafford.
Should Manchester United sell Mata?
Mata was one of many fringe players given a chance to impress his manager, but failed to do so in the eyes of some Red Devils, as he lost out on three of his duels in the game, and also lost possession of the ball on 10 different occasions, as he was eventually subbed off for Bruno Fernandes when United needed to get back into the match (Sofascore).
Man Utd fans on Mata display
These MUFC supporters blasted his performance on Twitter, with one even going as far as to claim that he was a ‘snail’ as he looked so far off of the pace:
“Mata needs to be sold in January”
“Not good enough from #mufc fringe players tonight. Matic and Mata way off the pace. None of them can complain about not getting any game time after that.”
“I hope they take off Mata and Martial… Have been dreadful….”
“It’s painful to watch Mata get bullied off the ball a dozen times in 45 mins. Just retire man. Or go the the MLS. Bruno on at half-time please.”
“Mata the snail”
“Hat’s off for everything Mata has done for the team, but this should be his last game! Awful”
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