Supporters of Manchester United have taken to Twitter in their droves this evening, to react to Kieran Trippier’s latest questionable performance in a Tottenham jersey.
Spurs 0-1 Ajax
Mauricio Pochettino’s men welcomed Dutch giants Ajax to North London a short time ago, for the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final tie.
The hosts secured their spot in the competition’s final-4 by means of a 4-4 aggregate victory over Premier League rivals Manchester City two weeks ago.
Tottenham’s final warm-up ahead of this evening’s clash, however, saw a hugely-underwhelming performance eventually result in the capital giants being put to the sword by West Ham on Saturday.
And Spurs’ lacklustre form subsequently carried into the 90 minutes tonight.
Other than a slight resurgence during the early moments of the second-half, the North Londoners were largely-dominated by Ajax, eventually culminating in another deserved 1-0 defeat.
Donny van de Beek bagged the only goal of the clash with 15 minutes gone, slotting home in confident fashion following a typically-sumptuous team move:
Ajax draw first blood!
Donny van de Beek finishes a brilliant move 🙌
This side is so exciting 🔥 pic.twitter.com/KNfe5d9Men
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 30, 2019
‘The true heir to Ashley Young’
While few of Tottenham’s stars managed to impress over the course of the 90 minutes tonight, one to have been singled out for particularly-heavy criticism throughout proceedings was Kieran Trippier.
English international Trippier looked some way short of the standard required of a player lining out in a Champions League semi-final, with his crossing in particular having left a lot to be desired.
As such, Manchester United’s fans have since taken to social media in their droves to provide their respective takes on the Spurs stopper’s performance, amid links with a move to Old Trafford of late:
United get linked with Trippier.
Trippier drops a 2/10 performance.
They don’t even have to actually play for us anymore
— Jønathan Kahn 🇨🇽 (@jkisthe1) April 30, 2019
If United buy Kieran Trippier I’m never watching football again, he’s literally worse than Ashley Young
— Gaz 🔰 (@GazLUHG) April 30, 2019
If these rumors are true about Trippier to United, I hope to god the board are watching this game. Wan Bissaka for me please.
— JasonF (@J_Farrell1) April 30, 2019
Trippier wanted by United? The true heir to Ashley Young with all that crossing
— Solskjaer FC (@Passion_SZN) April 30, 2019
— Alom Mohammed (@Alom_M_) April 30, 2019
Kieran Trippier looks more and more like a United player by the week. Nothing surer…
— I go by many names (@thistimesurely) April 30, 2019
Kieran Trippier playing like @GNev2 in his last season for United
— TACITUS. (@TegDylan) April 30, 2019
Ofcourse United want Kieran trippier you cant play for us if you ain’t a fullback who can’t cross
— 🗣🏴🇩🇴🇪🇸 (@kingsprosperr) April 30, 2019
— shipar ahmed (@shiparttn) April 30, 2019