United’s ‘show of support’ for Zlatan labelled ’embarrassing’

Date published: Monday 24th April 2017 11:47

Richard Dunne has blasted Manchester United’s “show of support” for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo “embarrassing”.

Ahead of the 2-0 win at Burnley on Sunday the United players all wore training tops with either the name of Ibrahimovic or Rojo on their backs.

The pair were both seriously injured in midweek in the Europa League success over Anderlecht and neither are likely to kick a ball again this year.

Argentinian defender Rojo was involved in a clash that injured his knee, while Ibrahimovic also hurt his knee after landing awkwardly late in the game.

Former Man City defender Dunne, 37, was yesterday asked about the show of solidarity from United and he was not impressed.

“It’s splattered all over the newspapers. We all know about it, we all feel sorry for them,” Dunne told BT Sport.

“To me that’s embarrassing. I mean, what’s the point in that?”

Alongside him in the studio, Rio Ferdinand was also asked what he thought of the United players’ actions and diplomatically said it showed how things have changed in football.

“This is players showing togetherness in today’s day and age I think,” he told BT Sport.

“It’s just a difference in approach, a difference in a way of showing that they care compared to probably my day even.”

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