Marcus Rojo attempts a Rabona cross in the Man United vs Astana match in their Europe League opener at the Old Trafford tonight.
Manchester United made the quarterfinals of the Champions League last season. The highlight of their campaign was their come from behind victory against Paris Saint Germain in Paris.
However, an abysmal run towards the end of the Premier League meant that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men finished at 6th place and failed to qualify for the Champions League.
The Red Devils will instead play the Europa League this season. There are two silver linings to this though. They now have 2 paths to the Champions League instead of one. They also have a platform now to try out their fringe players. Which is exactly what Solskjaer did tonight.
There were a host of changes from the side that played in the 1-0 victory against Leicester City last weekend and Marcus Rojo was one of them. The Argentine played at left back and did surprisingly well for United. He not only defended well but contributed to the attacks regularly.
It was an almost perfect night except for one rather hilarious moment that involved him and an attempt to cross.
Marcus Rojo attempts a Rabona cross in the Man United vs Astana match
Marcus Rojo found himself in the central area and braved the moment to actually attempt a Rabona cross to try and clear. Funnily, the ball went nowhere it’s desired area.
LA RABONA DE MARQUITOS ROJO ME VUELVO LOCO pic.twitter.com/0cvY4TitXo
— Manchester United Arg (@ManUdarg) September 19, 2019
Manchester United dominated the match all the way through. However, they struggled to find the back of the net until Mason Greenwood weaved his way into the box before slotting the ball into the near post to score the winner.
This is United’s second win on the trot. Solskjaer will hope that the team will carry this momentum in the premier league as well. However, they will need to be more clinical up top. After all, a game of football is won by scoring more than your opponent and not by keeping more possession.
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