Southampton fans were livid with the performance of Jack Stephens during their side’s defeat to Manchester United on Tuesday.
16 months after losing to Leicester City 9-0, the Saints were beaten by the same scoreline by the Red Devils – it is the joint-highest victory in Premier League history (DAZN). Ralph Hasenhuttl’s night started off terribly when Alexandre Jankewitz was sent off three minutes into his professional debut (Transfermarkt), and things deteriorated steadily as the game progressed.
Stephens, in particular, struggled at the heart of the back four as Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes ran riot. It was a night the £4.95m-valued 27-year-old (Transfermarkt) will want to forget as quickly possible, especially given he will need to play against Newcastle this weekend as the Saints continue to struggle with a long list of absences.
Was Jack Stephens the worst player on the pitch?
The fans took to social media platform Twitter to share their thoughts.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about Stephens below
“Jankewitz may be an idiot but Stephens is a disgrace. Ralph needs to see it ASAP. #saintsfc”
“Leave my club Jack Stephens”
“Jack Stephens turn to be awful again. Plays everyone two yards onside and then doesn’t even get close to Rashford.”
“I know it’s not the night to moan but Jack Stephens is utter garbage. Makes it his job to get as far away as possible from the striker. #saintsfc”
“Can we finally say Jack Stephens’ career is done???”
“Playing kids who aren’t good enough. But we’re forced to, 9 players out +2 more for the next 3 games on reds. Also Jack Stephens is nowhere near good enough at this level. Consistently. You watch him for at least 5 of their goals. Terrible and he’s 27.”
In other news, Southampton eye a summer move for this left-back.
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