Marco Gabbiadini slams Patrick van Aanholt on Twitter, rates Ivan Toney

Sunderland lost to Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday, while Newcastle United drew with Chelsea.

Marco Gabbiadini has taken to social networking site Twitter to criticise the performance of Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt on Saturday afternoon.

Former Chelsea defender Van Aanholt has been in disappointing form for Sunderland so far this season, and he struggled to cope with the Manchester United attackers at Old Trafford on Saturday.

As expected, United eased past the Black Cats 3-0 at home in the Premier League encounter, with Memphis Depay, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata scoring the goals.

Netherlands international left-back Van Aanholt started the match and played for the entire 90 minutes.

Former Sunderland striker Gabbiadini was not pleased with the performance of the 25-year-old and criticised him for his role in United’s third goal on Twitter.

One player Gabbiadini seems to rate highly is Newcastle United forward Ivan Toney.

The 19-year-old joined the Magpies from Northampton Town in the summer transfer window and made his debut against Chelsea at St. James’ Park on Saturday evening.

The teenager came on as a substitute for Aleksandar Mitrovic in the 85th minute, as Newcastle played out a 2-2 draw with the Blues in the Premier League encounter.

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