Oh Marcos Rojo. That’s exactly why you play at the back, my friend. The Argentina international probably grew up watching Diego Maradona tear things up with his skills and tricks, and thought ‘you know what? I’ll have some of that thank you very much’.
The 29-year-old was given a rare chance to start in Manchester United’s opening Europa League game of the season against FC Astana, and he made sure it was an occasion to remember for the tens of thousands in attendance.
Playing as a left-back, the former Sporting CP star cut inside on to his right foot just outside the opposition penalty area, and undoubtedly saw his name in lights. ‘This is it Marcos. Ballon d’Or incoming’.
Instead, the centre-back contrived to get his legs in a tangle, and saw his attempted rabona come cannoning off an Astana player. So much for that then.
After seeing the game’s true highlight of the evening (sorry Mason Greenwood), United fans flooded to Twitter to revel in Rojo’s genius.
Many Red Devils supporters took the proverbial mickey out of the Argentine, with one fan in particular suggesting he should re-name himself as “Rojodinho”.
Others showed him a bit more love, and insisted EA Sports give him five-star skills on the latest FIFA game.
Check out some of the hilarious reaction of United fans below:
Hahah …the audacity of this guy.. love it
— Shubham Rai (@iamshubham_10) September 19, 2019
Announce 5* Skill EA
— Jay (@NotoriousManc) September 19, 2019
— .K O M (@NiiAblorh__) September 19, 2019
prime maldini <<< rojo
— Bena (@Bena_GD) September 19, 2019
— bigmanlikelordo (@cameron_lord) September 19, 2019
Marcos Rojo attempting a rabona is the level of confidence I want to achieve in my life. #MUFC
— Tell them that I died (@thatmanutdlad) September 20, 2019
Rojo for Ballon d’Or
— Håvard (@UtdHavard) September 19, 2019
— ? (@abdulmalikpapi) September 19, 2019
He went from Ronaldo to rojo just like that
— i’ve got all the sauce (@BossAbdulkarim) September 19, 2019
— Siddharth Nair (@sidddnair) September 19, 2019