‘He shouldn’t be working in the football industry!’ – Manchester United fans blast Ed Woodward after stunning Toby Alderweireld performance

28 Aug

Toby Alderweireld gave Manchester United a taste of what they missed out on with a stunning performance in Tottenham’s 3-0 defeat of the Red Devils.

Alderweireld, the Belgium international, was superb at the heart of Spurs’ defence against a United side who, in the first half at least, did cause the Lilywhites some problems.

Alderweireld has now started both of Spurs’ last two matches after looking set to leave north London over the summer

After the break it was a different story, with Harry Kane heading past David de Gea and Lucas Moura grabbing a brace to continue Tottenham’s 100 per cent start to the season and make it two losses in the opening three games for United.

For the second game in a row, it was United’s defence that came under fire.

Like in last week’s defeat to Brighton, Jose Mourinho’s backline was woefully poor – despite his decision to drop both centre-backs that started the Brighton game and select a back-three featuring midfielder Ander Herrera.

The back-three turned out to be a calamity, with Herrera, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling all failing to deal with Tottenham’s attacking unit time and time again.

Mourinho had to watch on as Alderweireld showed what a top class centre-back really looks like, having tried to sign the Spurs star over the summer.

He was denied this wish by Ed Woodward, the club’s executive vice-chairman, who deemed Alderweireld unsuitable.

Woodward has been blasted over his transfer failures

And it is Woodward who has been the subject of criticism from United fans, following the Belgium ace’s showing at Old Trafford.

You can see some of the best reaction below…