‘Should be playing in league 2’, Man United fans rage at defender’s performance vs Newcastle

Manchester United fans were in unforgiving mood after Chris Smalling’s dive indirectly cost the side a 1-0 Premier League defeat at Newcastle United on Sunday. The England international had a poor game in the United shirt, and probably escaped conceding a penalty during the first-half of the encounter.

Smalling has struggled to maintain consistency in the United shirt over the past few games, and his needless dive during the second period pretty much summed up his performance.  The free-kick from Jonjo Shelvey allowed the Magpies a rare attempt to find a goal for themselves, and they took their opportunity after Smalling failure to clear the second ball, which allowed Matt Ritchie to score the winner in the 65th minute.

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Smalling’s performances have produced mixed performances for United since his sole standout season under ex-boss Louis van Gaal. At 28, many defenders normally touch the prime of their careers, but Smalling has been more of a liability during the current campaign with struggles to keep in touch with opposition attackers.

Both Victor Lindelof and Marcos Rojo were warming the bench during the Magpies outing, and it would not come as a surprise if one of the pair start in the key Premier League fixture versus Chelsea in about a fortnight’s time.




2 Comments

  1. I blame it all on Mourinho.
    He has failed to learn Premier League Football.
    He keeps repeating the same mistake. Smalling and Jones dont need to play the same field…loan them to Ligue two.
    Ashley Young Playing on the same wing with Sanchez is criminal…just like you cant play Martial on the right.

    Valencia might be strong but his energy has not helped United…his brain gets Iced at a time he is supposed to cross the ball,he instead stays with i for ages….

    Lukaku Kept running from side to side as if he was preparing for a marathon…no work done ,wasted our money

    Pogba looks like with the arrival of Sanchez his skills too disappeared he plays as if he is forced…
    Was there anything wrong with Rojo,Herera….

    Mourinho thinks he knows much about football….he has never been a good coach…he is a gambler..no skills at all…Van gaal was better.

  2. You’re clearly insane if you think LVG was better. A manager who turned Schnederling to a robot, a manager who sits his pathetic ass on the bench when United is losing and you think he’s a manager? Even SAF would get on his feet at emergency periods, you’re here ranting about a clueless manager..

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