Newcastle United fans on Twitter have been sharing their criticism for Toon midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and his latest performance for the club during the first half of their Premier League match against Manchester United.
Coming off the back of a 2-0 defeat against Chelsea on Monday night, Steve Bruce’s side travelled to Manchester to take on the Red Devils.
During the first half of the match, lots of Toon fans were tweeting their frustrations at Shelvey, who is currently valued at €15m (£13m) as per CIES Football Observatory, and his display in the match.
So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say about Shelvey’s first-half performance against United?
“Shelvey loves to bend over and pretend to do defensive work while really just ball watching. Does it all the time. #NUFC“
“Jonjo Shelvey is stealing a living”
“We need to sell Shelvey first offer we get”
“There is no way Shelvey is better than any of the Longstaffs, absolutely shocking player”
“Jonjo Shelvey is an embarrassment to this club”
“Jonjo Shelvey is finished”
“Shelvey is an utter liability”
“Jonjo Shelvey is the football equivalent of driving with the handbrake on.”
Looking at these tweets from this group of Newcastle fans, it’s clear to see that they were not impressed by what they saw from the 28-year-old in the first half at Old Trafford.
As per SofaScore statistics, Shelvey only completed 67% of his passing attempts, which simply isn’t good enough from somebody who is supposed to pull the strings in midfield, even if coming up against Bruno Fernandes and co – by comparison, both Joe Willock (78%) and Isaac Hayden (90%) were more accurate.
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Moving forward, these Newcastle fans will undoubtedly be hoping to see Shelvey put in a better performance in the second half of the match than he did in the first.