Manchester United lost for the fifth time this season in the English Premier League on Sunday, this time away to relegation battling Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
A Matt Ritchie strike in the second half was enough to secure all three points for Rafa Benitez’s side, with Man United failing to put away numerous chances to get ahead or equalise in the match.
Jose Mourinho’s outfit are now a massive 16 points behind Manchester City and face a battle to secure a top four position this season with fifth place Chelsea just six points behind having played a game less.
Supporters were left fuming with the result and performance, reserving particular criticism for players who missed golden chances like Anthony Martial.
The Frenchman, who is reported to earn £70,000-a-week at the club, was well below his best on the right side of the United attack and fans are calling for him to either be used elsewhere, benched or even sold in the summer.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
— Alfian Yusoff (@AlfianDiana) February 11, 2018
Lukaku superb, everyone else absolutely awful. Knew from 5th minute Martial didn’t fancy it. Can’t finish yet again. #MUFC
— Conor Skillen (@conorskillen) February 11, 2018
As bad as Smalling and Martial were, and they were awful… Mourinho has to take the blame for this, the formation and tactics… these are the reasons we lost today. #MUFC
— Juan Diego (@Diego__10) February 11, 2018
Sorry it's late but today's match was a joke there was a couple of players that did not pull their weight. Marital was terrible again today he is to inconsistent. Mata came on and changed the game. Sanchez ran all around that pitch while martial strolls around it. #mufc #mata
— sports_music_and_movies (@sportsmusic123) February 11, 2018
— Colin Reardon (@Monkshatch) February 11, 2018
Martial needs to go. You never know if you’re gonna get the guy who has confidence and takes people on or the guy who misses sitters against Newcastle United. We’re Man United we don’t miss sitters fam #MUFC
— Blake King (@blakeking04) February 11, 2018
Martial needs to go imo not good enough gets the goal here and there but never works for it or the team
— RedDevilKay (@KAY__01) February 11, 2018
#MOTD2 Jose M still needs to buy two players and sell either Jones or Smalling and definatly Martial !!!
— David Berry (@truemanc85) February 11, 2018
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