Manchester United fans disappointed with Marcos Rojo’s performance against Tottenham Hotspur

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United fans were left dismayed by Marcos Rojo‘s abject performance in their side’s humiliating 3-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

After the Argentinian’s poor display against Everton last week, it was worrying – and slightly annoying – to see his name on the team sheet in such a vital encounter at the expense of Matteo Darmian.

And his performance against Spurs was arguably even worse; the 26-year-old was taken apart too often in one-on-one situations, and his positional sense and awareness was elementary at best. Man United fans were quick to point out their frustration towards Rojo.


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There are some defenders that, in highly charged encounters, send a shiver of discomfort down your spine whenever they approach the ball.

And against a high-flying Spurs, Rojo bore the look of a man bereft of confidence and ability. His touches were too sluggish, his passes had an air of tentativeness, and his reaction to Spurs’ onslaughts were agonising to watch.

After a poor show against Everton, Rojo ought to have missed Sunday’s encounter; the bad display will only act as a greater set-back for the Argentinian’s confidence. United fans, who know how imposing and effective Rojo can be, will hope that this recent decline is not terminal.

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