Manchester United fans furious with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones against Tottenham Hotspur

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United fans were furious with both Chris Smalling and Phil Jones during their side’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

The pair, who failed to convince against last weekend at the Emirates, were handed another chance to impress at White Hart Lane, with Daley Blind and Eric Bailly moving out wide.

And, once again, it was something of a catastrophe from start to finish: Smalling and Jones failed to offer any assurance at the back as Spurs created numerous chances on their final game at White Hart Lane.

Supporters were quick to vent their fury towards the English duo for what was another shaky display.

The term ‘chuckle brothers’ has started emerge when it comes to describing Smalling and Jones – two players looking growingly superfluous to Jose Mourinho’s set-up with every game that passes.

Going up against an in-form Spurs side desperate to end their season – and time at White Hart Lane – on a high was never going to be easy, but it was the manner in which the pair dwindled in the North London sun, constantly reacting as opposed to dictating anything, that was galling to see.

It has, somewhat painfully, reached the stage where you could probably count the number of supporters who want to see the pair remaining at Old Trafford next season on your right hand.

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