In fairness, there’s a reason that he hasn’t featured all that much this season.
It’s because we should only be using him in an emergency, and after John Egan’s red card on Sunday, I think it’s fair to say that this was an emergency. It’s just a shame that he didn’t manage to come to our rescue like I’m sure we’d have hoped.
I’m talking of course about Blades defender Phil Jagielka.
Making only his second start of the campaign, the other one coincidentally being in the reverse fixture against the Red Devils, the 37-year-old didn’t put in the greatest of performances, but then again judging by the score line, neither did the rest of the defence.
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But Jagielka certainly came in for a lot of criticism from fans on social media, both during and after the game.
Can we get rid of moore and Jagielka
— Charlie (@SUFCharlie) June 24, 2020
Agreed, Jagielka has been woeful and Norwood has been slightly better today but still keeps giving it away under little pressure. Mousset doesn’t look interested
— Jack Thompson (@JackThompson92) June 24, 2020
I’m sorry but Phil Jagielka is not a premier league footballer anymore
— Macca (@kylemcintosh123) June 24, 2020
— Ed (@EddieStaniland) June 24, 2020
Defence is woeful 👎… Robinson, Jags and Moore simply nowhere near good enough for back up in the Prem #sufc
— Martin Hodder (@blueportaluk) June 24, 2020
What about you? What did you make of Jagielka’s performance last night?