Ryan Giggs picks out Man Utd’s Marcos Rojo for gaffe that cost win vs Liverpool
The Red Devils had been ahead via Marcus Rashford’s first-half strike and looked in control, subduing their opponent’s strength in attack.
But Jurgen Klopp’s side ramped it up in the final throes and it was one of his substitutes Adam Lallana that proved an unlikely hero.
Andy Robertson sent in a low cross that the former Southampton man tapped in from close-range to steal a point in the 85th minute.
Argentine defender Rojo was the player marking Lallana but a moment of madness saw him leave his man to try and meet the ball but completely misjudged the direction of the cross.
It undone all the hard work done by the rest of the United defence, who had up to that point coped well with the likes of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
And Giggs was not happy with the 29-year-old, who only featured after an injury to Axel Tuanzebe in the warm-up.
“[Aaron] Wan-Bissaka has not played a lot of games, maybe if he was a little bit fitter and sharper he would have got out quicker,” Giggs told Optus Sport.
“But for Rojo to actually go past [Harry] Maguire is strange. If he holds his position maybe he can clear it.
“Ash [Young] never really gets goal-side.
“But if you watch Rojo he just anticipates where the ball is going to be instead of staying with his man.
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“I think it’s a poor goal to give away.
“But Liverpool, for that five and ten minutes, were knocking at the door and there you see Robertson crossing the ball a lot further up the pitch.
“Where for the majority of the game, him and Trent Alexander-Arnold were crossing the ball from 40, 45 yards out.”