It was very much the story of Manchester United’s season that they would lose at West Brom, having put together some fine results of late.
Before travelling to the Hawthorns on Sunday, United had put together a run of form that looked to have eased the pressure on Louis van Gaal.
Certainly, discussions about Jose Mourinho had come to an abrupt halt.
Four wins across all competitions had lead to Manchester United fans dreaming of a top four finish and perhaps a trophy or two in either the FA Cup or Europa League. Or, perhaps both.
But, Juan Mata was sent off in the first half and Manchester United never really impressed too much, eventually going down to a Salomon Rondon winner for the Baggies.
And, the Spaniard got away with much of the blame despite two avoidable yellow cards.
LVG is once again being castigated online for dropping Memphis Depay and playing the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial wide during the defeat at West Brom.
Other players to be benched after good performances included Morgan Schneiderlin, Guillermo Varela and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
Cue much online rage from Manchester United fans… Next up for United are massive games at Liverpool in the Europa League and then home to West Ham in the FA Cup.
MUFC away under LVG (all comps):
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) March 6, 2016
I find it funny that the closer we get to this man's preferred XI, the worse we get
— Eli (@MrScripto) March 6, 2016
When you realise it was a League 1 side, a shit Danish team, a bottling Arsenal and a lucky win against Watford #TurnedACorner
— BeautifullyRed (@BeautifullyRed) March 6, 2016
How the man is still in a job is beyond me. He gets a bit of respite and then drops the players that have been integral to that. Joke.
— Busby MUFC (@BusbyMUFC) March 6, 2016
When Arsenal have more stones than United when playing with ten men, you do worry.
— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) March 6, 2016
United chase a game like a penguin on roller skates.
— Daniel Harris (@DanielHarris) March 6, 2016
LVG will hide behind the sending off and to be fair it was gonna be hard with 10 men but the reality is that was another poor performance.
— Neil Bernstein (@nbernste) March 6, 2016
LvG can win the games with the hype around them, but he clearly can’t win convincingly over the ‘smaller’ clubs, which is disastrous.
— Liam (@OffsideLiam) March 6, 2016
LVG continues his awful substitutes bringing on Morgan for Herrera while chasing the game. How Darmian played 83 minutes I don't know.
— BM (@IconicUnited) March 6, 2016
LVG is a fraud and the old players should be a shamed of themselves
— MUFC EXCLUSIVE NEWS (@Corrieutd) March 6, 2016
Didn't even create a chance for the last half an hour. 1-0 down and LVG's acting like we're holding onto a lead, no gambling whatsoever.
— Nilesh (@NileshP7) March 6, 2016
LvG absolutely has to go in the summer. Can't stand this for another season #MUFC
— Chris Barnett (@chrisbarnett_) March 6, 2016
I've been saying this all year. You cannot play blind CB against physical strikers. LVG has been tactically ignorant all season
— Kwame (@Jae_Gayle) March 6, 2016
The red card certainly didn't help matters, but the team selection felt all kinds of wrong from the off today. pic.twitter.com/MUFgWFxaID
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) March 6, 2016