Man United fans turn on Zlatan Ibrahimovic after Bristol City defeat

Manchester United crashed out of the EFL Cup at the quarter-final stage as they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Wednesday night, and Red Devils fans were quick to turn on the usually popular Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Jose Mourinho’s men were favourites to advance to the last four against the Championship high-flyers – especially as they won the trophy earlier this year – but a fine strike by Joe Bryan and a last-gasp goal from Korey Smith gave the hosts a famous win.

Ibrahimovic’s free-kick and first goal of the season sandwiched the two from the Robins, but the 36-year-old’s first start since April following a serious injury didn’t go to plan as he hit the post and generally struggled with his all-round centre-forward game.

Man United supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the Swede’s display, and while one described him as “deadwood”, another said “he needs to be gone from my club ASAP”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…