Manchester United fans react to Chris Smalling’s display vs FC Barcelona

Manchester United Football Club end their pre-season tour with a narrow defeat at the hands of FC Barcelona. Jose Mourinho’s men lost 1-0, and now it’s back to Europe come the weekend when the Red Devils take on Valerenga in Norway.

The Catalan giants’ goal came from Neymar, and it’s fair to say fans are less than convinced by the performance of a certain Chris Smalling, that’s if Twitter is anything to go by anyway.

Have a look at the tweets aimed at Chris Smalling here:

This is a man who has now been at the club for seven years. In my opinion, he’s gotten gradually worse and that is becoming a real problem for manager Mourinho. He needs players whom he can rely upon and trust, and at this point in time, Smalling is anything but that.

Alright, it was only a pre-season friendly but he looked absolutely lost in a back-two alongside Victor Lindelof. Positionally, he was dreadful, he wasn’t strong in the tackle and quite frankly he gave Barca’s attackers far too much space on the ball.

As you can see, some fans were calling for him to be sold, but I just don’t see that happening until January at the very least, because whilst Marcos Rojo is out injured, we’re looking thin on the ground in that area of the pitch.

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