'Moussa Sissoko would have been better': Everton fans react to Morgan Schneiderlin's Atalanta display

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur contorls the ball while under pressure from Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Champions League group H match between...

Everton missed out on Sissoko's signing to Tottenham Hotspur, and later signed his fellow Frenchman from Manchester United.

Morgan Schneiderlin (R) of Everton FC competes for the ball whit  Marten de Roon of Atalanta during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Atalanta and Everton FC at Stadio Citta del...Morgan Schneiderlin  of Everton

Few Everton players came out of Thursday night's 3-0 defeat against Atalanta with any credit.

But Toffees midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin appears to be copping it more than most on social media.

Perhaps worryingly, many Everton fans are of the opinion that the Frenchman's disappointing display is not an isolated incident, even though he appeared to begin his career at Goodison Park brightly.

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur contorls the ball while under pressure from Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Champions League group H match between...Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur

The Toffees paid next opponents Manchester United around £20 million for Schneiderlin in January, but one fan went as far as suggesting the money [plus a bit more] would have been better spent on Moussa Sissoko - a player Everton wanted a year ago but who has been widely condemned since moving to Tottenham Hotspur instead.

And the calls for him to be dropped for Sunday's trip to Old Trafford are widespread.

Here's what else is being said about the Everton man:

First-half goals from Andrea Masiello, Alejandro Gomez and Bryan Cristante in Bergamo have left Everton propping up Europa League Group E after the first round of matches, with its two other sides, Lyon and Apollon Limassol, slightly ahead of the Toffees after sharing a 1-1 draw in Cyprus.

An exaggeration, or would Everton really be better off with Tottenham's Sissoko?

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