A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Lucas Moura’s display in their defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho’s men missed the chance to stay within three points of the top four. Son Heung-min had given them the lead in a feisty encounter before Fred equalised after the break.
Unfortunately for Tottenham, the visitors scored twice during the latter stages of the second-half to pile the pressure on Mourinho.
It was not a game in which either side was able to play with real fluency. But a few players seemed to win some plaudits on social media.
Lucas was one of those who produced one of the more impressive displays on show. The Brazilian was one who really showed intent when he got onto the ball.
He was brave when in possession, attempting several runs up the pitch. According to Whoscored, no Tottenham player won more challenges than Lucas while he was on the pitch.
And of course, his main contribution came when he set up Son for the opening goal. It was an excellent ball across from the 28-year-old.
Admittedly, it did not seem to be a day where any Tottenham player avoided criticism on social media. But Lucas – who earns £80,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – seemed to be given more credit than most.
With that in mind, here is what some of the Spurs fans made of Lucas’s display and the decision to take him off late on…
Lucas Moura has been our best player all game btw
— ً (@DeadleyAlli) April 11, 2021
— Michael Cassidy (@M_C_Cassidy) April 11, 2021
Bale on yes. But Moura off ???? Please
— AndrewCrawshay (@AndrewCrawshay) April 11, 2021
Lucas Moura destroyed Luke Shaw today! But @GNev2 won’t say anything about it!
No wonder he done so well at Valencia! 🤷🏼♂️
— Paul (@Paulspur7) April 11, 2021
Another good shift from Moura
— COYS (@GenericSpur) April 11, 2021
Thought Moura did ok…
— The Alster (@alantaxi) April 11, 2021
Lucas was arguably our best player. Look at the Arsenal game, bale DOES not do defensive tracking and Luke Shaw always overlaps, we’d have been on the back foot from the start playing bale
— Tom (@GargantuanGio) April 11, 2021