Many Everton fans have been lamenting Alex Iwobi for his performance against Manchester United, as the Toffees drew 1-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday.
But the 23-year-old left some supporters disgruntled with his efforts, with one suggesting that he should have been hooked after just five minutes, while another shared that Ferguson should consider axing the Nigerian for our Carabao Cup Quarter-Final against Leicester City on Wednesday night.
Ferguson opted not to bring the winger off during proceedings at Old Trafford, and instead watched as he put in a delightful cross to Richarlison that nearly saw the Brazilian fire home, before Iwobi would wilt as the game edged nearer to full-time.
Iwobi recorded 39 touches against Manchester United on Sunday, with which he found a teammate with 15 of 22 passes, took one shot, failed to complete his only dribble and registered no key balls, per WhoScored data.
The 40-cap Nigeria star’s sole effort on David de Gea’s goal came in the 84th-minute, though, while three of his four successful tackles came inside the first 47.
How would you describe Iwobi's performance vs Man Utd?
Man of the Match
Key to the result
Room for improvement
Iwobi also made one clearance at Old Trafford and won his sole aerial duel, but lost possession 15 times and failed to connect with a teammate in Royal Blue with either of his four attempted crosses or two long balls, according to Sofa Score statistics.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans lambasted Iwobi for his performance against Manchester United on Sunday…
Iwobi is actually useless haha
— Nick (@NickEFC_) December 15, 2019
You have seen more flat footed players than Iwobi and Michael Keane??? 💩💩💩
— Smithy (@EFC13wan92) December 15, 2019
Agreed Iwobi was shocking and should have come off instead of Bernard
— warren (@Wozzza43) December 15, 2019
Iwobi isn’t very good at football
— phillip efc (@PhillipEfc) December 15, 2019
Iwobi should have been taken off after 5 mins then. Woeful.
— Ryan 🐝 (@Ryan_EFC1878) December 15, 2019
Alex Iwobi in the Premier League for Everton
40 million pounds……
— Tommy Vercetti (@EfcTone) December 15, 2019
Big fan of Iwobi but he’s not having a very good game today. #EFC
— Adam (@AdamHickin) December 15, 2019
Saying that though, does beg the question how Iwobi got 90 mins, had an absoloute stinker and could do with being dropped on Wednesday imo
— Harry Hayes (@HarryEFC_) December 15, 2019
In other Everton news, a manager has confirmed his side’s intent to land a 5 ft 10 Blues man in the January window.