Manchester United fans want Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata replaced by Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong for the clash against Chelsea.
The duo were taken off during the loss to PSG due to injury and were replaced by Sanchez and Mata respectively.
Most fans felt United lost the match once those substitutions were made and so don’t want to witness the same happen against the Blues.
Gomes and Chong have been on the edges of the first team for a while now and some supporters believe it’s time for them to take their chance.
Not fully convinced Chong is ready for the first team yet but he can’t be any worse on the right than Mata. https://t.co/0V7PCrccx0
— Sibs 🔰 (@SibsMUFC) February 15, 2019
I really hope we give Chong and Gomes a chance against Chelsea and the games coming up. I’d much rather see some fresh talent get a chance than see the same players who have been giving many chances to prove them self, fail again.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) February 15, 2019
Martial, Lingard & Greenwood all injured. This will be Chong his time to take his chance! I have a feeling its now or never for him. Cause if not this season I think he will go on loan or leave next season. #mufc #youth https://t.co/MFiBNLFdpb
— Bas (@MxZvGx_) February 15, 2019
Without Lingard and Martial, I hope Solskjær doesn’t go for a Mourinho front three, with Mata right, Rashford left and Lukaku cluttering up the middle. A diamond or Chong on the right would be much harder to defend against.
— Daniel Harris (@DanielHarris) February 15, 2019
I'd rather them both start over Mata and Sanchez!
— Neil Jones (@NeilgJones7) February 15, 2019
Fans may be a little hasty in their request for the two youngsters as they may be doing more damage than good.
Though their frustrations are justified, throwing in Angel and Tahith in a crucial FA Cup tie against Chelsea is not the solution.
Should the two feel the pressure of the occasion and falter, it would do serious damage to their careers.
It would make more sense to give them minutes when United are playing lesser teams or during matches they’re already comfortably winning.