Manchester United continued their fine start to the season as they beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday, but Red Devils fans weren’t too impressed with Chris Smalling’s performance.
The centre-back has found himself behind Phil Jones and Eric Bailly in the pecking order this season, but he started his second match in a week – after his outing against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday – alongside the former against the bottom-of-the-table Eagles.
An early goal from Juan Mata put Jose Mourinho’s men on the way to a comfortable victory, with a brace from Marouane Fellaini and a late goal from Romelu Lukaku rounding off the success but Smalling seemingly failed to make an impression on the Old Trafford faithful.
Manchester United supporters were quick to have their say on the England international’s showing via social media, and while some said he’s “getting sold next summer”, others believe he has “lost the plot”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
You’re getting sold next summer
— . (@TheFinishedOne) September 30, 2017
Up your game a little bit "fella"
— Asante Desmond (@desmond7officia) October 1, 2017
Smalling is still poor though
— James (@kakakrazi) September 30, 2017
Smalling was shocking today, on and off the ball.
— Mitchell (@RedDevil_1996) September 30, 2017
Jose Mourinho has managed to get every single player playing well barring Smalling. How many were out of sorts under LVG? #mufc
— James (@J_1187g) September 30, 2017
— Akhilesh.G (@KayfabeDiaries) September 30, 2017
Reminder : Smalling is still appalling. #mufc
— Aditya Jain (@adialdo) September 30, 2017