Manchester United have returned to winning ways with a hard fought 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough away from home, although manager Jose Mourinho has came under fire from fans.
Marouane Fellaini gave the visitors the lead after Ashley Young’s pinpoint cross from the left exposed poor marking from the Boro defence.
Jesse Lingard celebrated his England call-up with a stunning effort from range making the most of damaging counter-attack for United to double their lead.
Substitute Rudy Gestede pulled one back for the hosts, after Chris Smalling failed to clear the ball for the Red Devils as the striker smashed home past David De Gea.
Antonio Valencia was gifted a third for the Red Devils after a slip from Victor Valdes allowed the fullback to swoop on a backpass and kill the game off.
Here are some of the best reactions from social media following United’s victory:
Mourinhos tactics have made Rostov and Middlesbrough look like world beaters. Just awful #mufc
— Matt Lewis (@i_am_matt86) March 19, 2017
I am truly amazed that our defence doesn’t get exposed as much as it does. #MUFC
— Luke Gill (@_LukeGill) March 19, 2017
— Aaron Mitchell (@aaronleemitchel) March 19, 2017
— Nigel Hoskins (@NigelHoskins26) March 19, 2017
This is so embarrassing. All these defenders on the damn pitch for us. How much is it now 7? #MUFC
— The Back Four (@TheBackFourMUFC) March 19, 2017
Mourinho you are trying my patience. This is utter rubbish and totally unnecessary. Just play a normal formation and keep the ball. #MUFC
— Dominic Booth (@DomBooth19) March 19, 2017
Mourinho leads 2-0 and starts bringing on defenders to protect his lead. A Man United manager shouldn’t play such negative tactics. #mufc
— King Wallito (@KingWallito) March 19, 2017
Something is wrong with Mourinho. SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!! #MUFC
— Lonimi (@LoniBoye) March 19, 2017