Man Utd defender Chris Smalling was having a decent enough game against Middlesbrough on Sunday, but it went badly wrong in the second half.
Having coped well with the aerial threat posed by the likes of Alvaro Negredo and Rudy Gestede, the United backline looked solid enough to withstand any pressure from the home side.
Goals from Marouane Fellaini and Jesse Lingard had put the Red Devils in a strong position, but Boro found a way back into the game through Gestede.
However, he had a big helping hand from Smalling as the England international had the opportunity to clear his lines but completely fluffed it as he inadvertently directed the ball into the Middlesbrough striker’s path and he made no mistake in slotting it past David de Gea.
It would no doubt be pretty interesting to hear what Jose Mourinho has to say about the attempted clearance, as the goal pushed United right back as they camped in their own half trying to defend their lead in a nervy end to the game.
Smalling will definitely want to forget about it as quickly as possible and will undoubtedly hope it doesn’t lead to his side dropping points…
— Anything PL (@AnythingPL) March 19, 2017
Smalling WTF are you doing
— Samuel (@Herrxra) March 19, 2017
— Toby Brand (@Toby_brand) March 19, 2017
Smalling should please leave this club
— Òma Igala (@mr_kay_bee) March 19, 2017
Smalling is a meme! ??
— Rougéz (@dboetan7i) March 19, 2017
Smalling the calamity
— DeMarcz Withey (@FIFAWithey) March 19, 2017
Chris smalling. Pathetic.
— david (@mrhouse2012) March 19, 2017
— Sarthak Upadhyay (@ImSarthak_) March 19, 2017
Smalling has been going downhill for a long time now. Today proving it more than ever
— HassanHusseinQureshi (@HtotheQ) March 19, 2017
— Jordan Leigh (@Jordrl66) March 19, 2017