Fans react on Twitter to Mikael Mandron's performance for Hartlepool United

The Sunderland striker was really poor for the League Two side in the FA Cup.

Salford City took on Hartlepool United in the FA Cup second round last night with the non-league side battling to a 1-1 draw against the League Two side. A goal from former Aston Villa trainee Stephen O'Halloran cancelled out an earlier penalty from Rhys Oates.

It was an entertaining if not scrappy game played in harsh conditions at Moor Lane, and a game which had Sunderland fans very intrigued.

Because one of their apparent top talents was in action for Hartlepool.

21-year-old French-Scottish striker Mikael Mandron joined the Monkey Hangers on loan last month and started the game yesterday evening.

He would have been hoping to impress Sunderland fans, and coaches, in a big game screened on the BBC - hopeful of making a breakthrough into the Sunderland first-team.

Unfortunately, that did not happen.

To be kind, he had an off day. His touch was off, he continually fell over and looked to be bereft of ideas against non-league defenders. He certainly looked a long way off the Sunderland first-team.

In the end he was hauled off after 55 minutes for Rakish Bingham in a mercy substitution from Ronnie Moore.

He was therefore not the flavour of the week on social media...

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