Sunderland fans react on Twitter to David Moyes' 'Britishness' comments

Sunderland manager David Moyes

David Moyes dropped Sunderland's Didier N'Dong as he wanted more 'Britishness' in midfield.

Sunderland manager David Moyes

David Moyes has left Sunderland fans completely baffled with his comments about needing ‘Britishness’ in midfield against Burnley.

Moyes decided to drop Didier N’Dong, as he wanted domestic-born players in the middle of the pitch last weekend.

Sunderland lined up with Darron Gibson and Jack Rodwell in central midfield, with N’Dong left on the bench.

And Moyes said after the match that his reasoning behind dropping N’Dong was because he wanted a ‘British’ feel to his side.

“I decided I wanted Jack and Gibbo together," he said to the Sunderland Echo. "I thought the game might suit more Britishness in the middle of the pitch. “I just felt I would go with that in the middle and the two boys up front.”

Moyes’ decision arguably did not pay dividends, as Sunderland could only manage a 0-0 draw with Burnley, and he has taken a lot of criticism from the Wearsiders supporters.

The Black Cats really needed a victory to boost their survival chances, but Billy Jones wasted their best chance to seal the three points.

Sunderland now remain at the bottom of the Premier League table, and things are looking bleak.

Moyes’ side are currently seven points adrift of safety, with just 10 games remaining this term.

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