Everton produced a tidy performance at Old Trafford yesterday, but failed to show a cutting edge in front of goal in slipping to a 2-1 defeat.
On-form Anthony Martial was the standout performer for United and that meant that Seamus Coleman was given a torrid afternoon at right-back.
There are mitigating factors; the Irishman was not offered a great deal of protection from Theo Walcott and faced an opponent who can give any full-back a torrid time.
There’s only so much one player can do up against a direct opponent like that; sometimes he needs help from elsewhere in the team.
That didn’t really wash with the Everton fans, however. Coleman has been a very strong performer for the club down the years but that did not protect him from something of a pelting on Twitter in the wake of the result.
We’ve had a look at the reaction of some Toffees to his performance…
Coleman is absolutely finished and Walcott is garbage…. Kenny and Tosun to start next week please
— Joildo14 (@joildo14) October 28, 2018
Coleman can get benched. Play Baines right back if we have too
— Adam (@_A_W_9_9_) October 28, 2018
I think given that his immediate predecessor was Tony Hibbert, we’ve ended up kidding ourselves into thinking that Seamus Coleman is a good right back.
Replace him, replace Walcott and get Richarlison back out wide and involved in the game.
— Jord BOO-wers 👻🎃 (@jordbowers93) October 28, 2018
Coleman is completely out of touch.
— Niren (@Niren_) October 28, 2018
Not so bad from the lads..except for coleman, sorry to say but he’s kinda slow and hesitate with the ball..
— Digy Piazola Padari (@DiPiazola) October 28, 2018
We need to fix our right flank soon. Coleman did too many unnecessary mistakes, Walcott had lost his pace. Hopefully we could find the solution in training.
— Hafidz Al Rizq (@hafidzalrizq) October 28, 2018
Coleman ain’t it anymore chief
— Christian Gilbert🇺🇸 (@EFC_Christian) October 28, 2018