It has been two weeks since Manchester United last played – and qualified for the semi-finals of the FA Cup with an underwhelming 2-0 win against Brighton – and much of the news agenda since then has been dominated by Jose Mourinho’s approach.
He has come out swinging in the time since United’s Champions League defeat against Sevilla. It was an abject failure against a side with inferior resources and Mourinho was rightly criticised.
He has not reacted well and has taken aim at his own club’s fans, his players – namely Luke Shaw – and United’s history in an attempt to preserve his reputation and explain away the defeat.
Even making the last four of the FA Cup didn’t sate the Portuguese manager and there is little doubt that there is tension between himself and the Old Trafford fanbase right now.
For that reason, his team selection for Saturday afternoon’s match was always likely to grab more than its fair share of attention and the United fans are not happy at all. We’ve taken a closer look at the best of the reaction…
Bailly should be starting every game when he's fit.
— LJ™ ?? (@RealTalkUnited) March 31, 2018
Martial and Bailly on the bench.. pic.twitter.com/R9vNbnToe8
— Ryan. ? (@Vintage_Utd) March 31, 2018
Whys smalling ahead of bailly..
— Man Utd Updates Ⓜ️ (@ManUtdUpdatez) March 31, 2018
smalling ahead of bailly
martial out for lingard
— Ruban (@FifaRuban) March 31, 2018
— J.Nararya (@jedhiwahyu) March 31, 2018
No Rashford no Martial. Peak.
— ¹⁹? (@Rashford101) March 31, 2018
Smalling and Lindelof, no Bailly, Do you want to lose?
— Daniel (@UtdDxn) March 31, 2018
Smalling and Lindelof over Bailly and Rojo HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA
— AxAs (@AxAs23) March 31, 2018