The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are not very happy at the moment. It’s been a solid season, for the most part, but a disappointing loss came at the weekend against lowly Newcastle United.
The Magpies, conversely, have had a tough month or so, but they really turned up against the Red Devils.
In truth, Jose Mourinho’s men deserved to lose the game, and nobody in red really covered themselves in glory. From Paul Pogba to Romelu Lukaku, it’s clear that improvement is needed.
However, following the game, one player has earned more criticism than most. Chris Smalling has been poor for much of the campaign, and against Newcastle, he had what was arguably his worst game of the season so far.
Booked for a disappointing dive, the Englishman looked really poor – and the Man Utd fans over on Twitter have made sure to not let him forget it. Fans have taken to Twitter over the last day or so to discuss the fixture, and the performance of Smalling is a constant theme.
With one fan describing him as an ‘awful’ player, and another demanding that Mourinho sells him, it’s clear that he’s not too popular at Old Trafford at the moment.
Take a look at what else has been said below…
I never want to see a Chris Smalling Phil Jones defensive partnership at Manchester United ever again. #mufc
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) February 11, 2018
Whether Jose likes it or not, Smalling/Jones partnership is simply not working. More like two fools learning from each other and Marcos Rojo sat on the bench full 90 mins.
Bailly please return, we need you. #MUFC
— Fabian Ezeogo
— Gattuso1972 (@Jimbob210712) February 12, 2018
If jones and Smalling play together Saturday I am not going to be watching the game as we will lose with those clowns together #mufc
— Dan Clarke (@DanMUFC1988) February 12, 2018
Whatever happens in the summer if Chris Smalling is still a Man United player in August it's A disaster!! #MUFC
— Peter O'Regan (@Stabler007) February 12, 2018
I think Smalling is my least favourite #MUFC player now
— خليفة (@YMagashi) February 12, 2018
Utd paid around £40m for lindelof, so why isn't Mourinho using him? He's clearly better than smalling, but to be fair, so are a lot of defenders in the Premier League. #MUFC
— Rowan`☆ (@RowanMuruven) February 12, 2018
— John R. Watson (@John_R_Watson) February 11, 2018
— Andy Millar (@AndyMillar94) February 11, 2018
Man Utd fans – thoughts?
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