Marcos Rojo attempting a rabona was only going to end one way, wasn’t it?
We’re all for a bit of showboating during a game, believe us. There’s nothing better than seeing opposing fans feverishly stripping back their sleeves to reveal a couple of upright fingers whilst barking some very choice words. But timing is key.
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For example, it’s fair to say that when Cristiano Ronaldo performed around three-thousand stepovers in the dying moments of Manchester United’s home tie against Arsenal in 2008, the time was right.
On the other hand, when United were struggling to establish a healthy lead against Europa League minnows FC Astana, Rojo’s botched attempt at a rabona wasn’t such a good idea. There’s a time and a place, as the teachers used to say.
Marcos Rojo and totally unnecessary rabonas…
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Not famed for his trickery, the Argentinian got a little too excited when he turned his first Astana foe because moments later he whipped out what can only be described as one of the worst attempts at a rabona since David Dunn’s against West Ham United. You know the one.
There was a reason behind the madness though, as he showed off his skills once more…
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