Malacia’s ‘worst corners ever’ make Man Utd fans think it’s ‘Phil Jones again’
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Tyrell Malacia had Manchester United fans thinking they were watching "Phil Jones again" after he took the "worst corners ever".
The Dutch full-back has been criticised by United supporters on social media for his poor set piece deliveries during their Carabao Cup quarter-final win against Charlton Athletic on Tuesday night. Malacia failed to impress with his corner kicks during the first half as he attempted to pick out his team-mates in the box from both sides of the pitch at Old Trafford.
His below par corners had some fans comparing him to centre-back Jones, who was infamously placed on corner duty back in 2015.
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Manager Erik ten Hag also seemed unimpressed by Malacia, who joined the club from Feyenoord in the summer, as he was seen scribbling in his notepad after the 23-year-old's second corner attempt.
As for the fans, one tweeted: “Malacia just took the worst corner I have ever seen in my life.” Another wrote: “Malacia should stop taking those corners. He’s awful!”
A third commented: “Malacia with the two worst corners I’ve ever seen a professional footballer take… 1 off either side too.” One more simply said: “Don’t let Malacia take corners again.”
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Another supporter also added: “Not sure Malacia will want to see what Ten Hag wrote on his little pad after those two corners.”
Meanwhile, a further United fan joked: “I hope the note Ten Hag took there was ‘Malacia is never getting close to a corner again’.”
Others shared images of Jones shaping up to take a corner during a trip to Queens Park Rangers back in January 2015. Jones was bizarrely put on set-piece duty for the match, despite playing at centre-back for the duration of the 2-0 win.
Despite Malacia's terrible corners, United were able to see off League One Charlton to seal a place in Wednesday night's semi-final draw.
Antony's first half goal was followed by a stoppage time brace from Marcus Rashford as the Red Devils progressed with a 3-0 victory. Newcastle United are also through to the last four after beating Leicester City 2-0 in an all Premier League clash at St. James' Park.
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