Fans have criticised Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal for his decision to bench Manchester United left-back Tyrell Malacia against Poland today (September 22).
Van Gaal opted to field a back three of Nathan Ake, Virgil van Djik and Jurrien Timber for their UEFA Nations League encounter. Daley Blind and Denzel Dumfries start as the wing-backs for the game with Malacia sitting on the bench.
The 23-year-old has been in fine form for Manchester United this season since joining from Feyenoord for £12.9 million, playing eight games.
Fans were left frustrated with the Dutch coach’s decision to start Blind ahead of Malacia.
Manchester United fans took to Twitter to state that the 23-year-old deserved to get a few minutes.
A few Netherlands fans are also concerned that their side are at a disadvantage due to the former United manager’s decision to bench the starlet.
Check out the best reactions across Twitter to Van Gaal’s decision to bench Malacia:
Malacia has made five appearances for Oranje in his young career. Blind, a former United full-back, meanwhile, has made 92 appearances in his prolonged career for the Dutch national team.
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