‘Jordi Alba is really a disgrace’: Barcelona defender lambasted by Manchester United fans after his attempts to get Ashley Young into hot water during Champions League clash
- Barcelona’s Jordi Alba attempted to perform dark arts vs Manchester United
- Alba went down theatrically after running into Ashley Young on Wednesday
- The left-back tried to get Young into hot water with Barcelona already 1-0 up
- However, his efforts were in vain as Young did not receive a booking
Barcelona’s Jordi Alba left Manchester United fans raging on Wednesday during the Champions League clash at Old Trafford.
With Barcelona already 1-0 up thanks to a Luke Shaw own goal, Alba attempted to perform dark arts in order to get Ashley Young into hot water.
With United chasing an equaliser on the night in the first-leg of the quarter-final, Alba accidentally ran into Young before dramatically falling onto the floor holding his head right in front of the linesman.
Barcelona defender Jordi Alba ran into Ashley Young’s chest at Old Trafford on Wednesday
Alba theatrically fell to the floor to try and get the Manchester United captain in trouble
The left-back holds the back of his face right in front of the linesman in Manchester
Alba’s efforts were in vain as Young was not cautioned for the incident during the first half
Despite Alba’s best efforts, Young was not cautioned. Hardly surprising.
And inevitably, United fans flocked to social media to vent their anger at the Spanish left-back for trying to be deceitful and getting Young in trouble.
One Red Devils fan took to Twitter to have a rant over the defender’s theatrics, commenting: ‘Alba is really a disgrace’, while another supporter wrote ’embarrassing from Alba’.
Alba is picked up by Young and Scott McTominay following his theatrics at Old Trafford
‘Alba is really a disgrace’, wrote a United supporter on Twitter straight after the incident
Plenty of fans took to social media to direct their anger at the left-back on Wednesday night
This United fan vented his frustration by saying Alba pretended he had been ‘assaulted’
This isn’t the first time Alba has gone down easily and people were quick to highlight that, with one social media user ranting: ‘Another high point for Jordi Alba’s acting career’.
And the frustration didn’t stop there as another fan claimed Alba pretended to be assaulted.
The fan wrote: ‘Think the most bizarre moment of that half was when Jordi Alba randomly decided to preform a running headbutt into Ashley Young’s stomach and pretend he’d been assaulted, right in front of the linesman’.
This account was quick to point out that this isn’t the first time Alba has gone down easily
One United supporter slammed Alba after the incident, saying ‘I hate seeing things like that’