Manchester United fans were furious with Chris Smalling following his performance against Barcelona in the pre-season on Thursday morning.
The Englishman has come under heavy criticism at Old Trafford, with many supporters believing that he is not good enough to play in a United shirt.
Jose Mourinho has given him minutes to prove himself ahead of the new Premier League season and he hasn’t done well so far with a poor performance against Barcelona, making a number of mistakes.
Here’s what supporters on social media had to say about his performance.
I can’t remember a worse defender at United than Chris Smalling. Its truly amazing that he’s still here.
— Luke (@RedLukey) July 27, 2017
Just don't understand how Smalling can play for our club when he has a free header and still manages to mistime his jump. Awful player.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) July 27, 2017
Chris Smalling is such a scaredy cat! Play football like a man, boy!! #MUFC
— King In The North 👑 (@Kvng_Jaydn) July 27, 2017
We'll never be a good team whilst Lingard, Blind, Smalling etc. are considered good enough. #MUFC
— Cody (@CodysGraphic) July 27, 2017
Smalling and Young really have no business in the squad, would sell darmian and go for an upgrade tbh https://t.co/H3H3yErbae
— Damola Adebiyi (@DamolaCA) July 27, 2017
— Varun Shah (@encoded_cipher) July 27, 2017
It’s a shame because the Smalling from Louis van Gaal‘s time at the club was one of the best defenders in the league, however, now, he just hasn’t been able to keep consistent.
There were reports that West Bromwich Albion had made an advancement to sign him and after his shocking display against Barcelona, it’s clear that he has much work ahead if he wants to save his Old Trafford career.