'The horror', 'Needs to be shipped ASAP' - Man United fans slaughter one player after FA Cup semi
Man United fans enjoyed their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley as they progressed through to, erm, Wembley, by beating Tottenham 2-1.
Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera were enough to come back after a Dele Alli opener.
However, United fans weren’t full of praise for all of their players.
Chris Smalling, in particular, came in for some savage criticism from United fans as they watched him defend through their hands at times.
To be fair, his centre-back partner Phil Jones came in for some abuse too, but it was Smalling’s name that kept cropping up time and time again.
One fan responded to a clip of Jose Mourinho losing it on the touchline with a witty, “The horror of watching Jones & Smalling trying to defend”.
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Another said that Smalling isn’t good enough for United and should be shipped out ASAP, with another echoing his sentiment saying he was a “mid-table defender at best”.
Here are the best reactions from United fans to Smalling, despite a brilliant 2-1 win over Tottenham:
The horror of watching Jones & Smalling trying to defend. https://t.co/cDYZB11XsJ
— Mary (@MarySeeYouEnTee) April 21, 2018
How long will it take for Jose to realise that Smalling, Jones and Young are lost causes? ????
— Jake Williams (@JakeWilliams345) April 21, 2018
smalling recovered some of his defensive composure as that half ended..but his weaknesses are there for all to see…still some people religiously support him…
— Josh mufc (@Joshextreme343) April 21, 2018
Phil Jones & Smalling will try their level best to ensure Utd loses this match..
— Supa Hot Fire ???? (@Osonkoh) April 21, 2018
Will keep saying it, Passion is NOT enough to be playing for Man Utd and by this i mean Lingard, Smalling and Young #mufc
— Youssef Rizkalla (@YoussefRizkalla) April 21, 2018
Alexis has been alexis. Did what he had to do. Smalling needs to be shipped ASAP. Abysmal. Midfield need to press and cramp them. Should’ve capitalised on the momentum to get another goal. Second half should be played like how first half ended.United should attack #FACup #MUNTOT
— Binshaad Aboobecker (@binshaad) April 21, 2018
Young & Smalling shouldn't be starters next season however. Young's a good backup and I'd like to keep him but the man should not be our #1 left-back at the club.
Smalling just isn't good enough for what we want as a team, mid-table defender.
— Stephen Fox (@StephenFox92) April 21, 2018