Giggs grills Man Utd man following ‘strange’ decision against Liverpool

Date published: Monday 21st October 2019 4:06

Ryan Giggs has branded Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo’s defending that led to Liverpool’s equaliser on Sunday as ‘strange’.

United took the lead through Marcus Rashford’s goal in the first half – which stood following a VAR referral – but Jurgen Klopp’s side nicked a point at Old Trafford courtesy of Adam Lallana’s first goal for the Reds since May 2017.

The equaliser came about from an Andy Robertson cross which was allowed to drift right the way through the box towards Lallana, with Rojo stepping away from the Englishman to try to clear.

Speaking to Optus Sport about the goal, Giggs thought Rojo should have done better and could have helped keep his side in the lead.

“[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,” the former United midfielder said.

 

 

“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.

“I think it’s a poor goal to give away but Liverpool, for that five or 10 minutes, were 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.”

Both sides turn their attentions to European competition next, with United facing Partizan Belgrade away in the Europa League and Liverpool travelling to Belgium to play Genk in the Champions League.

Meanwhile, Monday’s European papers reported that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp had made contact about the potential signing of Martin Odegaard.

 

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