For many Manchester United fans travelling to Huddersfield Town, a solid performance would have made them happy, but the attitude of players turned out to to be the cause of much anger and frustration during and after the match alike.
Fans braved against storm Brian that has caused rainfall and heavy winds across United Kingdom, and will feel hard done by Jose Mourinho’s side. United lost ground to neighbours Manchester City by five points after a poor 1-2 loss against the newly promoted side.
Jose’s men allowed two soft goals which Huddersfield took happily, and a nightmare of a first half saw them falter. In the second half, they got one back through Marcus Rashford, but it was too little too late. Jose acknowledged post match that his men were the deserving losers, and questioned their attitude.
That was not all. According to a tweet from Samuel Luckhurst of the Manchester Evening News, apart from four players, none other acknowledged the travelling fans. Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Chris Smalling were the only ones that stayed back on the field and applauded, as the rest were not there.
Rashford, Lingard, Smalling and Young only ones who applauded fans. Rashford and Smalling went over to the,. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) October 21, 2017
The tweet garnered a lot of attention and reaction from the Red Devils’ fans, as they lashed out at the team for their disastrous attitude.
Apart from raahford and de gea no one should be allowed to leave the pitch
— R (@matematamatic) October 21, 2017
The rest did not because they were ashamed of those shambles and hopefully reality has settled in too poor a squad to compete for anything
— David (@DavidDvdmdala) October 21, 2017
Fergie would have forced all 11. Terrible attitude from too many big time Charlies.
— Ste (@Koemancentipede) October 21, 2017
United next face two monumental ties in the form of Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. And poor outings in those matches could virtually end any hopes of a genuine title challenge.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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