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.
Sorry, but Rojo isn't any good.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) April 10, 2016
If a half-time fullback swap wasn't already very likely, Rojo doing everything in his power to guarantee it
— Nick (@ManUnitedYouth) April 10, 2016
I used to think Rojo could turn into a solid player, but he’s such a liability when he plays. Can’t track his man, gets spun constantly.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) April 10, 2016
Rojo has no football brain at all
— Trill (@Tyrell2Trill) April 10, 2016
Rojo doing his best to partake in the half time full back sub
— Vik (@IconicNumber7) April 10, 2016
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.