Man Utd fans moan at Ten Hag’s Champions League lineup at Galatasaray
MANCHESTER UNITED fans fumed after wonderkid Kobbie Mainoo was dropped against Galatasaray.
The 18-year-old was given his senior debut in United’s 3-0 win at Everton and was named man of the match.
And despite travelling with the squad to Turkey, the midfielder was replaced by Sofyan Amrabat which caused anger amongst fans.
One said: “No Kobbie mainoo in the starting lineup???”
Another added: “We definitely not winning seems Erik Ten Hag doesn’t wanna play champions league no more.”
One raged: “Very surprised not to see Kobbie Mainoo on the starting lineup after his performance the other day.”
Another slammed: “Kobie Mainoo on the f***ing bench.”
There was no certainty the match would go ahead due to torrential rain in Turkey.
Uefa checked the pitch before kick off but deemed that it was playable despite the horror weather.
And with such difficult playing conditions, some concluded that was the reason Mainoo was benched.
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One said: “I would like to think Kobbie Mainoo drops to the bench to prevent the risk of his injury flaring back up after just one start.
“That pitch is a minefield for injuries. I’d expect him to be back in for the trip to Newcastle.”
Another argued: “This is not a pitch for Mainoo to play on. Sensible decision.”
One claimed: “Reckon if the pitch wasn’t butchered then maybe Mainoo would’ve started.
“This line-up seems like a reaction to the conditions and so is well equipped for direct football.”