Manchester United endured a nightmare start to Sunday's Premier League clash with Chelsea, going down 2-0 inside the first 21 minutes following a pair of Chris Smalling errors.
The defender first allowed Pedro to get past him far too easily for the Blues' first goal, before then failing to perform his marking duties properly as Gary Cahill doubled the home side's lead.
It was little surprise that Smalling drew the ire of United fans on Twitter as they universally derided the 26-year-old for his inept performance.
Said it for ages but Chris Smalling is garbage.— Sam (@FalseNineRole) October 23, 2016
SMALLING ERROR AGAIN I'M CRYING— Chris (@LjungFuPanda) October 23, 2016
Chris Smalling is a fraud. Don't you dare compare him to the best CBs in the league. There's 10 or more superior to him, mind.— Rougéz (@dboetan7i) October 23, 2016
Smalling just chillin like he's got nothing to do!— Bradley Stringer (@bradleyts5) October 23, 2016
Smalling is the definition of brain dead. Expecting us to concede 3 more here with that moron at the back #MUFC— Syms Mohamed (@SymsMohamed) October 23, 2016
Chris Smalling shouting and pointing while not actually playing well, might be the most English thing he's ever done— Zito (@_Zeets) October 23, 2016
SMALLING HAVING A NIGHTMARE pic.twitter.com/Udazau9vFM— Samantha Groves (@DanielB1197) October 23, 2016
What is going on with Chris Smalling today? Absolutely shocking!— United Peoples TV (@UnitedPeoplesTV) October 23, 2016
Remember when Chris Smalling played well for two seasons & fooled everyone into thinking he was good.— Roy Keane (@RoyKeane__) October 23, 2016