The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are feeling pretty glum today. Though the 2017/18 season has been, for the most part, a pretty successful one for the Red Devils – their performance against Tottenham on Wednesday evening certainly was not.
The expectation was pretty high amongst our resident Red Devils, especially given Tottenham’s mixed recent form. However, what actually transpired at Wembley wasn’t what anyone was expecting.
It was a clinical and dominant performance from Spurs, and Mauricio Pochettino’s side certainly deserved their 2-0 victory over their Premier League rivals.
Man Utd’s performance was arguably one of their worst of the season, and it’s fair to say that the Old Trafford faithful aren’t very happy.
From the first minute, the moans and groans began to emanate from the Man Utd section of the Transfer Tavern, and it was a similar tale over on Twitter. Red Devils have taken to the site over the last 24 hours to discuss the fixture, and many keep drawing back to the performance of one man: Phil Jones.
The Englishman, who scored an own goal, had a shocker of a game – and it did not go unnoticed. With fans demanding that he is sold, it’s clear that he isn’t very popular at present.
Take a look at what they’ve had to say below…
This summer we need to get rid of all the dead wood:
Lingard bench player max
— Just Man Utd News (@JustManUtdNews) February 1, 2018
Phil Jones has cost us 9 points this season already
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) January 31, 2018
Jones and Smalling clearly need to leave #mufc
Week in week out we get the same schoolboy errors & it costs United.
Axel is better than both of them & he has been shipped off to Villa
I blame Sanchez, has Axel never let him out of his pocket since the game at the Emirates
— de519n (@de519n) January 31, 2018
We was shocking yesterday. Jones is trash. I can’t wait until Baily is back #MUFC
— Barry (@BarryJonesMU58) February 1, 2018
VERY poor last night, worst away performance since Huddersfield, no energy, drive & over ran in midfield why do we keep on playing 4-2-3-1 in big games? clear to all Pogba plays well in a 4-3-3 Jones & Smalling no good get rid #MUFC #TOTMUN #nothappy
— Haris Hussain (@hussain_haris) February 1, 2018
5 big lessons from the game:
– Phil Jones cant be trusted (Bailly needed ASAP)
– Matic is out of form
– 3 man midfield in big games (NO Lingard from the start)
– Lukaku needs service
– Shaw must play over Young #TOTvMUN #MUFC #GGMU pic.twitter.com/0QzLmbSIV3
— Yann Mokoko (@posterboy_mkk) February 1, 2018
I’ve just woken up and remembered that Phil Jones own goal. My brain had attempted to repress the memory
— Alex Emberton (@AlexEmbers) February 1, 2018
So #MUFC need to clear out Jones, Smalling at the end of the season.
Mistake after mistake & they just cannot be trusted
Need another midfielder to replace @carras16
— de519n (@de519n) February 1, 2018
Announce sale of jones
— Jonathan Espinoza (@xjon23xx) January 31, 2018
We should've put ROJO instead of Jones
— Tshepithuto (@Tshepithuto5) January 31, 2018
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