Fans react as Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot endures horror 45 minutes
Manchester United take on Villareal
Manchester United are currently locked in action with Villareal, in a repeat of the Europa League final. The Red Devils lost the fixture last season, handing Unai Emery another Europa League trophy in the process, and will be looking for revenge.
However, they began awfully, and should really have been behind heading into the break. Only a vintage David De Gea performance prevented the yellow submarine from taking the lead in the opening 45 minutes .
HT: Man Utd 0-0 Villarreal
The Spanish side have had chance after chance, but David De Gea has matched everything so far ⛔️#UCL pic.twitter.com/zpbdnLuHMd
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 29, 2021
However, the visitors took the lead early into the second half at Old Trafford, with Paco Alcacer turning in from an Arnaut Danjuma cross. Should they condemn United to a second defeat from 2 Champions League games, it looks a long way back to qualification.
Fans react to Dalot’s first half
One man who was handed added responsibility this evening was Diogo Dalot, who was brought into the side for the suspended Aaron Wan-Bissaka. However, he had a 45 minutes to forget, consistently finding himself coming off second best down the right flank.
Fans were quick to note this too:
45 minutes of De Gea saving Dalot and Teles United careers
— Ivailo 🔴 (@kentavuraa) September 29, 2021
Dalot when asked to defend 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/BKQlFSNuZY
— Ali (@UtdAlii) September 29, 2021
Dalot getting beaten in every 1v1 how is that even possible 😭😭😭
— 🎟️ (@SackOIe) September 29, 2021
Dalot is getting destroyed on that right side by Danjuma… what a save from De Gea though there 🧤
— mufcmpb (@mufcMPB) September 29, 2021
Telles and Dalot showing why they’re second choice tonight. Too easily beaten. De Gea and Sancho the only bright sparks of that half. #mufc
— Dominic Booth (@DomBooth19) September 29, 2021
Danjuma beating Dalot all ends up down United’s right side. Going to be a painful night for Dalot if this carries on #MUFC @MirrorFootball
— David McDonnell (@DiscoMirror) September 29, 2021
Why is Dalot still on the field?! Worst United performance I’ve seen in a long time.
— MANCHESTER UNITED NEWS ⚽️ (@SirAlexStand) September 29, 2021
With Wan Bissaka still out for another Champions League tie, can Dalot offer an improved performance against Atalanta?