Manchester United fans blast Chris Smalling’s performance vs Tottenham

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United fans were displeased with centre-back Chris Smalling‘s performance vs Tottenham Hotspurs in the Premier League at Wembley.

Jose Mourinho’s men travelled to London in the hopes of winning another three points to keep up the pressure on Manchester City but failed to do so.

Smalling started in a backline made up of Phil Jones, Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia who was possibly the only player on the pitch who could hold his head up high.

The rest of the defence were error prone and poor on such a crucial night in which United were saved only by Chelsea’s loss to Bournemouth.

The result only read 2-0 in Tottenham’s favour but the Red Devils were lucky their defenders didn’t concede even more ridiculous goals.

Chris’ career at Manchester United has been a pretty underwhelming one and considering he’s now 28 years old he should be at the peak of his career rather than on the downhill of it.

It wouldn’t be harsh to say his only successful season at Old Trafford came under Louis Van Gaal and he’s failed to replicate it since.

The Englishman struggled with injuries before and after that season and has failed to truly become a reliable centre-back let alone fulfil his once outstanding potential.

Perhaps he was inhabited by Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic’s presence when he first arrived but he’s failed to make an impact since and was unable to capitalise on any chances he had during their time at the club.

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