Manchester United are playing one of the biggest matches of their campaign so far tonight – but the club’s supporters are already seriously underwhelmed before a single ball has been kicked.
The Red Devils are in Spain for the first-leg of their last-16 tie against Sevilla in the Champions League and Jose Mourinho will know just how important this competition is to United this season, given they’re way off the pace in the Premier League.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 21, 2018
However, the Special One has made several surprise selections for the match, with Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Eric Bailly all starting on the bench.
Youngster Scott McTominay starts in midfield, and the out-of-form Chris Smalling keeps his place in the centre of defence – much to the dismay of supporters looking for a positive result:
McTominay ahead of Pogba, clueless fraud. https://t.co/qZFpYGmLL4
— Gurjeet (@singh_gurjeet98) February 21, 2018
Maybe resting shaw for Chelsea I guess. Can't understand martial and pogba exclusion.
— Saadoon Hammad (@Saadoon_hammad) February 21, 2018
So we play a 4-3-3 but Pogba is dropped. Mourinho is the anti-christ https://t.co/qYCAkRUlTl
— Black intifada (@SalmahSalah) February 21, 2018
Absolutely shit why is Pogba and martial on bench ?!? https://t.co/wzvT45WRpf
— Sánchez (@OMDItsme) February 21, 2018
no pogba and martial fuck off Mourinho honestly https://t.co/Q48itLLaq6
— JackD14 (@J_albzy) February 21, 2018
— Rotimi Au Akinbiyi (@TimiFrost) February 21, 2018
WTFFF IS THAT TEAM
— ? (@JustPaulPogba) February 21, 2018
Pretty awful lineup. A lot of players being rested for league. Pogba mustn’t be 100%. https://t.co/IWTU7T2Lj1
— Adam (@LabileFC) February 21, 2018
WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK?
So apparently Pogba starts on bench and Smalling in starting lineup? What kind of weed you guys using?
— R E D (@FeleMufc) February 21, 2018
Unless Pogba isn’t 100% fit, I’m a bit disappointed about this line up. https://t.co/JXzWfKdl9A
— aljaz172 (@aljaz172) February 21, 2018
No Pogba, Bailly or Martial. Jesus wouldn’t want to be Mourinho if we get beat tonight. Balls of steel
— David Brayshaw⚽️ (@david_brayshaw) February 21, 2018
Actually feel sick that Chris Smalling is starting in potentially our biggest game of the season, yet Pogba is on the bench. No excuses for that, Mourinho is playing a very dangerous game with United fans.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) February 21, 2018
Understand Bailly not starting. But Pogba should be starting. A big UCL knockout tie away from home & you drop your most important midfield player on the bench. Doesn't make sense! #mufc
— Chirag Gupta (@ChiragG14) February 21, 2018
What do you think of the line-up? Will Mourinho live to regret his decisions, or has he picked the correct players?