Many Aston Villa fans have debated former England winger Stewart Downing’s time at the club via social media.
The Midlands based side have had an abundance of good wingers over the years, and one of those in Downing has been remembered by fans, who have judged his time at Villa Park.
Of those four years on his contract at Villa, Downing would spend just two at the club before gaining a move to Liverpool in 2011.
11 goals and 14 assists in 79 games for the 1982 European Cup winners would leave a mixed impression on fans of the club.
Following his spell with Liverpool, the former England international would move to West Ham United, before a return to boyhood club Middlesbrough.
Now with Blackburn Rovers, Downing, 35, is edging closer to his final playing days amongst the top two flights of English football.
Reacting to fan account @VillaTil1Die on Twitter, fans gave their opinion on Downing:
Stewart Downing, overrated or underrated? #AVFC
— VillaTilliDie (@VillaTil1Die) April 22, 2020
thought he was decent for us…should of stayed with villa for another season..liverpool was at the wrong time
— rossho🦁 (@rossho88) April 22, 2020
He liked to jump out the way of a tackle, but he would walk into the side we have right now but that’s not saying much is it
— BigFatRon (@BigFatRon1) April 22, 2020
Overrated and an none loyal dosser.
— The Amazing Villa (@HitzlesSausage) April 22, 2020
The best business in the clubs history selling him to Liverpool for £20m.!!
— Christine Roper (@chrisroper751) April 22, 2020
Overrated before and after villa spell! His best seasons were prob at us! & he still left us or greed 🙄
— Niall Donlan (@AvfcDonlan1874) April 22, 2020
overrated, always injured
— ａｌｅｘ 🇹🇿 (@Samagoal20) April 22, 2020
If he wasn’t left footed he’d be seen as bog standard I think. He was ok but played at a time wen left footed wingers were at a premium
— David Wilde (@avfc_david) April 22, 2020
Very underated, should never have left was very good at out standard not more. There was a time when he played RW where he was our best player
— AVFC Aston 🦁 (@astonmc01) April 22, 2020
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