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Manchester United eviscerated on Twitter following first half display against Norwich

Tom Rooney

Published 07/05/2016 | 14:02

NORWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Memphis Depay of Manchester United and Ivo Pinto of Norwich City compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Manchester United at Carrow Road on May 7, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Memphis Depay of Manchester United and Ivo Pinto of Norwich City compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Manchester United at Carrow Road on May 7, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Manchester United have received some scathing criticism on social media following their first half performance against Norwich at Carrow Road.

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This afternoon’s early kick off in the Premier League is of equal significance for both sides, whom are in dire need of three points.

Currently second from bottom, Norwich simply must win if they are to stand any chance of avoiding the drop. That they have played a game more than nearest rivals Sunderland only makes their situation increasingly dire.

Manchester United, on the other hand, remain in the hunt for the lucrative fourth Champions League spot, which would go a long way in saving Louis Van Gaal’s job.

Three points behind Manchester City with a game in hand, a win today would put United in an eminently favourable position prior to their final two games against West Ham and Bournemouth.

However, you’d never know it judging by the 45 minutes of listless play they offered in the opening period. Anthony Martial suffered an injury during the warm up, while Marcus Rashford is being rested and, in their absence, the visitors have astonishingly proved vapid. It was 0-0 at the turn.

As such, Twitter has given them a serious hammering









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