Former Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has hammered Argentine defender Marcos Rojo after he failed to pick up Adam Lallana in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Sunday.
Manchester United have endured their worst seasons ever since the start of the Premier League era as they have notched up only 10 points in their opening nine games of the season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job was under threat but it seems that the Norwegian has brought himself sometimes after an impressive 1-1 draw against League leaders Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds visited Old Trafford on Sunday but the red half of Manchester ended their bitter rivals 17 game win streak. English forward Marcus Rashford put the hosts in front controversially after a foul was adjudged on Liverpool forward Divock Origi in the buildup.
Although referee Mark Atkinson allowed the goal to stand after VAR’s check, the Premier League leaders struck late through Adam Lallana in the second half to salvage a point.
The English midfielder was subbed on by Klopp and tucked in from close range after Andrew Robertson’s cross from the left-hand side of the pitch. Marcos Rojo was initially marking the 31-year-old but allowed him to sneak in behind the defence for the equalizer.
The only reason Rojo started the game was because of an injury to Axel Tuanzebe but Giggs blamed the 29-year old for his poor decision making. Even £50 million summers signing from Crystal Palace Aaron Wan Bissaka come under some criticism for allowing Robertson time and space to cross the ball.
While speaking to news outlet Optus Sport, the former Wales midfielder slated Wan Bissaka as well as Rojo, but claimed that the right-back still needs some game time, “[Aaron] Wan-Bissaka has not played a lot of games, maybe if he was a little bit fitter and sharper he would have got out quicker, But for Rojo to actually go past [Harry] Maguire is strange. If he holds his position maybe he can clear it. Ash [Young] never really gets goal-side but if you watch Rojo, he just anticipates where the ball is going to be instead of staying with his man.”
Giggs further explained that it was a poor goal for United to concede but Liverpool was eager for an equalizer at the time, “I think it’s a poor goal to give away but Liverpool, for that five or 10 minutes, was knocking at the door and there you see Robertson crossing the ball a lot further up the pitch, where for the majority of the game, him and Trent Alexander-Arnold were crossing the ball from 40, 45 yards out.”
Rojo isn’t really capable of playing for Manchester United because he switches off quite often and he does not have the capacity to actually improve the team.