‘Lingard and Pereira should just be released’ – These Man United fans react to ‘pathetic’ performance vs Club Brugge

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Some Manchester United fans are understandably concerned after the team’s performance in the first-leg of their Europa League knockout clash against Club Brugge.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side didn’t look as though they were at the races from the get-go, United’s shaky defending almost cost them a goal less than three minutes into the tie.

Things went from bad to worse as the Belgian outfit grabbed an opener in the 15th minute, Emmanuel Dennis scored with a lovely lob after defenders Diogo Dalot and Brandon Williams were caught napping.

Fortunately Anthony Martial levelled for the Red Devils after capitalising on a costly mistake from Brugge’s centre-back. Check it out here.

Ultimately the tale of the rest of the match was more of the disappointing same for United. Solskjaer’s men boasted more possession but failed to make this count with a lack of clear-cut opportunities at goal.

Here’s how some supporters reacted to the team’s display:

It appears as though some supporters have almost given up on midfielders Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira. The duo have perhaps been below-par for far too long now and some fans are beginning to become more frustrated with the stars.

Is it fair for some supporters to aim this potentially uncalled for abuse towards Pereira and Lingard, could the pair’s lacklustre performances be a result of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics?

United will take a potentially crucial away goal into the second-leg of the knockout tie, regardless of this, the team have missed a glorious opportunity to put the tie to bed.

Increased pressure on United to perform in front of their fans at Old Trafford could also now have a negative impact on the side’s form in the Premier League.

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