Gary Neville hails Marcos Rojo’s performance against Manchester City: “He finished Kevin de Bruyne within 20 minutes”

by Tanveer Arayan

Gary Neville has praised Marcos Rojo for his performance against Manchester City and feels he ‘finished’ off Kevin de Bruyne within the first 20 minutes of the Manchester derby.

Ahead of kick-off, Rojo was considered one of Man United’s weaknesses in the left-back position because of how dangerous De Bruyne and Sterling have been so far this season for Man City.

However, Rojo’s excellent performance has drawn praise from Neville after he shut down De Bruyne in the early stages of the match.

Writing in his column for The Telegraph, Neville said: “Before the game, I saw United’s full-backs – Valencia and Rojo – as big weaknesses against De Bruyne and Sterling, but I thought De Bruyne was completely finished in the game after 20 minutes because Rojo dealt with him brilliantly.”


If anybody knows what it takes to put in a good performance at full-back, Neville is the man to listen to so it’s high praise indeed from the ex-United captain.

Daley Blind and Ashley Young have both tried their hand in the left-back role but Rojo’s excellent performances against Everton and Manchester City presumably have him as first choice left-back now when fit.

The Argentinian just needs to work on his discipline because if he can put in that sort of performance against City in the derby, then he can do it every week and Louis van Gaal will now want to see that level of consistency.

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