Aston Villa recorded their third straight Championship victory as they thrashed Burton Albion 4-0 at the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday night, but Villa fans were still unimpressed with the performance of midfielder Glenn Whelan.
The Republic of Ireland international once again took his place alongside Conor Hourihane in the middle of the park for the visitors in what was a reasonably comfortable night from a defensive point of view, with Keinan Davis, Albert Adomah and Robert Snodgrass giving Steve Bruce’s men a 3-0 half-time lead.
However, Whelan was guilty of needlessly losing possession on a number of occasions before the interval, which wouldn’t have pleased Bruce or the travelling faithful as they look to keep as many clean sheets as possible.
Aston Villa supporters were quick to have their say on his showing via social media, and while some simply questioned how bad the 33-year-old is, others described him as “horrific”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Win 4-0, but we obviously need to play Onomah/Lansbury instead of Whelan, right? Ffs. #AVFC
— GJ-AVFC (@SizzlingSnoddy) September 27, 2017
3-0 at HT. Good stuff! One thing though – Whelan and these regular misplaced passes. Why? Not even under pressure. Mystery. Come on. #AVFC
— Peter Stempel (@PeterStempel) September 26, 2017
#AVFC 3 good goals, but how bad is Whelan?
— michael pickering (@pickering_mick) September 26, 2017
Whelan has given possession away too many times when not under pressure #avfc
— Dolalu (@Dolalu) September 26, 2017
Whelan is horrific #AVFC
— Liam (@Akining_) September 26, 2017
Whelan with a couple sketchy passes in the final 5 minutes of the half, otherwise flawless performance from Villa.
— Matt Sharp (@ASD_Dad) September 26, 2017