Manchester United star slammed by fans after shock defeat against Real Sociedad
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Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has been slammed by fans after the team’s 1-0 defeat by Real Sociedad in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Erik ten Hag’s side were hoping to carry on the momentum they have built after winning four matches in a row in the Premier League, against Liverpool, Southampton, Leicester and most recently, Arsenal.
In what was a cagey affair between the two teams, it came down to a controversial decision which won the game for Sociedad.
The Spanish La Liga side were awarded a penalty after the referee decided that United centre back Lisandro Martinez handled the ball in the area.
Replays showed that the boy hit the Argentine’s leg before bouncing up onto his arm, which according to the official rules of the game, shouldn’t be a penalty.
Brais Mendez converted the spot kick and gave Imanol Alguacil’s side a famous win at Old Trafford.
After the match, many United players were criticised for their performances, but it was defender Lindelof who fans targeted.
Many fans showed their discontent over the Swedish international’s performance on social media.
One fan said: “Lindelof was poor tonight, was even worse when shifted to right back. Not good at all. Maguire poor too.”
Another fan tweeted: “Why you take Dalot off and bring Lindelof on when you have a right-back in Wan Bissaka on the bench!! Sociedad using Lindelof lack of pace against him. Everything good for them is coming from the right.”
A third fan added: “Tonight proves the point Ronaldo Fred Maguire Lindelof cannot be starting games for United.”
Didn’t deserve anything from the game. Pen was a joke of a decision but this just proves that Maguire, Lindelof, Fred and Ronaldo should be no where near this team! https://t.co/uDX3PgDvOU— Alan Browne ⚽️ (@alanbrowne02) September 8, 2022
Another United fan said: “No coincidence that Maguire & Lindelof play 90 minutes and we're back to looking shakey.”
After the worst possible start to their European campaign, United’s next scheduled match in the Europa League is against Moldovan side FC Sheriff.