Man Utd fans slam "absolute liability" Lindelof for role in Villarreal’s opener

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Manchester United are trailing in the Europa League final after Gerard Moreno fired Villarreal in front on the half-hour mark – and Red Devils fans believe Victor Lindelof was to blame.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is bidding to win his first trophy as United boss in Gdansk, but his side have an uphill battle in the second half having gone in at the break 1-0 down.

It was Moreno who broke the deadlock in the 29th minute, getting on the end of Dani Parejo's inviting free-kick into the box and converting past David de Gea from close range.

His strike has put Unai Emery's men in the driving seat at the PGE Arena, with United in desperate need of a goal after the interval.

The Old Trafford faithful have directed their anger on social media towards Lindelof, who they insist didn't do enough to prevent Moreno from sweeping the ball home.

One wrote: "Lindelof letting us down again man".

Another moaned: "Ffs. Tell me why Lindelof’s first choice? F*** SAKE."

A third commented: "Lindelof shocking defending from a set piece again".

A fourth put: "Lindelof as per usual. He is an absolute liability at the back."

Another concluded: "That is appalling defending from Lindelof and a further illustration why [signing] a top centre back is a priority."

While one even said: "Lindelof I don’t want to see you play for this club again".

Former United striker Dion Dublin echoed this sentiment, blasting Lindelof for his tame defending in Poland.

Dublin said on BBC Radio 5 Live: "It is OK having all the possession. The line is fine from Manchester United, but Victor Lindelof is just pushed off it by Gerard Moreno, who just wants it more.

"Lindelof has got to be stronger there, keep the ball in front of you, don't let it go behind you. It is a good finish and a good cross."

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Nevertheless, Dublin doesn't think his old side's problems end there, adding: "Manchester United just look a little bit disjointed for me, they don't seem to be working in pairs. Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes don't seem to be working together.

"It is very much I'll do my bit, then pass it to you, you do your bit. I want to see more pairings and working together."

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