Celtic midfielder Aaron Mooy was taken off at half-time during the shock 2-0 defeat to St Mirren yesterday afternoon.
Manager Ange Postecoglou opted to rotate his starting eleven to give some squad players, like Mooy, a chance to impress but he failed to take his opportunity in Paisley.
Fans on Twitter were very critical with Mooy’s contribution in the first half against St Mirren, with many feeling that the Australian international doesn’t have what it takes to be a regular starter for the Hoops:
That Mooy fella would be better sat on the sofa beside me. Don't rate him at all, not surprised to see him taken off
— Connor Hannigan (@HanDog21) September 18, 2022
Aaron Mooy is way below standard rather have Mccarthy. Mon the tic 🍀 https://t.co/UxIJI981p1
— Az (@Azzy92The) September 18, 2022
Welsh and Mooy are never starters for me
— Mick 🍀 (@micksa_7) September 18, 2022
Mooy shoulda been aff after 5 minutes
— Smyth (@SmythyX) September 18, 2022
Hope everyone can see why Mooy should not be starting a game for celtic. 🚮
— Kev McG (@Mega_K3V) September 18, 2022
I haven’t seen anything in Mooy that would suggest he is any good #Celtic
— Anne (@Miss_Scots) September 18, 2022
disappointed with mooy,thought he would grasp this opportunity and drive on more.
— bazc (@rebelbaz67) September 18, 2022
I don't want to pile on Mooy but gosh does he slow the game down. Just a backwards passer. Here we go Celtic.
— Jamie Burchell (@Jamie_Burchell) September 18, 2022
The decision to snap up Mooy in the summer was a calculated gamble by Postecoglou. The 32-year-old had spent nearly two years in China where he had made only 31 appearances during that time.
It could be argued that the midfielder is very much past his peak, and his ineffective performance yesterday suggests he may not be able to be much more than an impact substitute in future games.