Manchester United suffered their first English Premier League defeat of the season on Saturday after Huddersfield Town shocked the title contenders with a 2-1 home victory.
United were the architects of their own demise with two errors from Juan Mata and Victor Lindelof allowing Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre to put the Terriers two goals up in the space of five first half minutes.
Jose Mourinho’s side rallied in the second half and managed to peg the home side back through Marcus Rashford with 12 minutes remaining but it was too little, too late and Huddersfield held on for a famous victory.
Fans of course weren’t happy with the display and beyond the individual errors from Lindelof and Mata, levelled most of their criticism towards manager Mourinho for a half-time substitution.
Anthony Martial was hauled off at the break with goalscorer Rashford coming on, but fans were perplexed that Jesse Lingard managed to stay on the pitch, with his performance perceived to have been as ineffectual as Martial in the first half.
Supporters want to see Martial and Rashford play together and felt that being two goals down, it was the perfect opportunity.
They took to Twitter in the wake of Saturday’s action to share their thoughts…
Serious question though,
What does Lingard have more than Martial to play 90 mins ahead of him? Complete joke! #mufc
— Youssef Rizkalla (@YoussefRizkalla) October 21, 2017
Lingard is 24 and Martial is 21 but it's Martial getting harsher judgement like he's the older one #mufc
— Alex (@Al3xGone) October 21, 2017
We need goals and Mr Mourinho subs Martial who's ideal in tight games and leaves the headlessly running Lingard #MUFC
— Mark Inyalio (@mark_inyalio) October 21, 2017
Why can’t Rashford and Martial be in the same team? Why one or the other? Don’t give me “one tracks back and one doesn’t” nonsense #MUFC
— Jack Pennie (@jackthelad22) October 21, 2017
Martial clearly lost his plot in the first half but wouldve loved if Jose took lingard off instead. Lingard just doesnt have it in him #mufc
— Afzeel Ali (@zeelo88) October 21, 2017
Even though Mata & Martial were, we still needed them on the pitch for their creativity. Lingard had no business on the pitch. #mufc
— King Wallito (@KingWallito) October 21, 2017
When u should boost Martial confidence, but u trusted Lingard instead.. This is Jose's fault.. Simple as that.. Play Carrick u aH**e.. #MUFC
— Ary irawan (@aryirawan1981) October 21, 2017
United have been poor the last 3 games. Don't know why Lingard was kept on and Martial was taken off. Pogba was missed today #MUFC
— Ryan Dowling-Cashman (@RDC_93) October 21, 2017