By Harvey Byrne
Robert Green put in a poor display against Nottingham Forest in Leeds’ 3-1 loss on Saturday at the City Ground – and supporters of the Yorkshire giants took to Twitter to air their disdain at the goalkeeper.
The former England international was particularly criticised by fans when it came to the side defending set pieces after the side conceded two in the afternoon match.
The Leeds conceded early on after Pajtim Kasami volleyed home from a corner before Damien Perquis also headed found the back of the net with a header from the corner in the second half.
A stunning goal from Kalvin Phillips from a free-kick proved to be a consolation goal for Garry Monk’s side, as Oliver Burke wrapped up the scoring deep into stoppage time.
Fans of the Yorkshire club were unhappy with what they saw from Green, with some even calling for Marco Silvestri to return to the net.
Fans took to Twitter to share their views on Green’s display:
Yet again conceded from a corner & a cross, where was them "fans" telling me how great Green is at dealing with them & commanding box #LUFC
— For the fans (@St_Jigzy) August 27, 2016
Very little to take from that – got to question Green (5 goals from corners) #lufc
— Donald Jones (@dwj66) August 27, 2016
#LUFC Need a proper replacement for Kasper Schmeichel. It's been TOO long.
NOT Robert Green – he's old and wasted.
Get Joe Hart…
— Roger (@RogerWernham) August 27, 2016
Green and Bartley arrive and we concede soft goals, no better than bellusci and silvestri #lufc
— Callum macdonald (@Cal_lufc) August 27, 2016
— pauldavidcarr (@carrofleeds) August 27, 2016
#lufc And to think, some arsewipe had a go at me for suggesting Silvestri is better than Green
— LUFCInc (@LUFCInc) August 27, 2016
Can we all just admit that Rob Green is not as good as Silvestri and drop the lump? #lufc
— Mr Glassalfempty (@DRobinson92) August 27, 2016
have to get better than that, the team looks good apart from Cooper and Green for me i'd put Silvestri in or Ross and Jansson #lufc
— James (@jimmy_L_UFC) August 27, 2016
Sorry silvestri is a better Keeper than green in my opinion #lufc
— kevin fordham (@KevinFordham) August 27, 2016
Green moved to Elland Road earlier in the summer following his release from QPR.
The experienced shot stopper has started in six encounters for United conceding 13 goals.
Fans of the club will be hoping for an improvement after a 12 year absence from England’s top flight.
They face a tough Yorkshire battle after the international break Huddersfield travelling to Elland Road.
In other Leeds team news, youngster Tyler Denton was named in the EFL Cup Team of the Round.