Southampton fans on Twitter falling out of love with stoic stalwart

Such is the nature of his standing on the South Coast, Jose Fonte is undoubtedly one of the most popular players at Southampton in recent years.

For a side who often see their top talent depart on an annual basis, the Portuguese’s stoic presence in the backline has been a reassuring sight for those at St. Mary’s across¬†a number of years now.

Captaining the side, the former Crystal Palace man has been a major part of their meteoric rise through the leagues, developing into one of the most competitive in the top tier.

He’s earned his reputation as one of the most solid in England throughout his seven seasons with the club and is on the crest of a wave after winning Euro 2016 with Portugal.

However, a relatively slow start to the campaign has had the Saints fans on Twitter venting their feelings about the player, with many suggesting his heart is no longer in it.

Linked with a move to Manchester United over the summer, Fonte’s perceived change in attitude has invoked the ire of Saints on social media.