Manchester United suffered defeat at the hands of FC Basel in Switzerland on Tuesday evening. And, if we’re being honest, they got exactly what they deserved.
Jose Mourinho’s men played some decent stuff in the first-half without actually finding the back of the net, but during the second 45, they were asking for trouble. Sitting back is never a good idea, particularly against a side who are Champions League calibre.
One player who summed up United’s poor evening is Matteo Darmian. The former Torino man had an absolute nightmare from start to finish. He doesn’t lack the pace required to play as a full-back, he looks lost when in possession and positionally, he’s just awful.
I’ll never understand why Mourinho persists to use him when he has options like Luke Shaw waiting patiently in the wings, but hey-ho, the game is over and nothing can be done about it now.
That didn’t stop Red Devils fans taking to Twitter to absolutely slaughter Darmian, however. He’ll know just how bad he played against Basel, and hopefully, he’ll be looking to right a few wrongs next time out.
Check out the fan reaction toward the Matteo Darmian horror show here:
I can't sympathise with Darmian at any point in life until he shaves those triangles off the side of his face. They are an abomination.
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) November 22, 2017
Darmian being first choice for Italy sums up why that country is in crisis.
— Sarah Jones (@sarahmufc93) November 22, 2017
There you go, and what do we do after we concede? Go straight on the attack. I never want to see Blind or Darmian play for this club again, imagine using them as fullbacks with their lack of pace. Embarrassing!!
— JM (@Mourinholic) November 22, 2017
Darmian. What even was that? I'm still trying to find one thing he's good at
— Andrew Richardson (@acrutd) November 22, 2017
Jesse Lingard and Matteo Darmian on the same side of the pitch together. pic.twitter.com/I8ontPhcBM
— Oluwacloutinho (@Nigerianscamsss) November 22, 2017
What is a Darmian?
— Adam Sweeney (@AdamWSweeney) November 22, 2017
I thought I felt ill. Then I watched Darmian attempt to cross the ball. Bedridden.
— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) November 22, 2017