Manchester United suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Town last Saturday considering their tremendous form so far this season. The Terriers won 2-1 at home to register their third win of the season.
Following the defeat, United midfielder Ander Herrera was seen grabbing the headlines, as he publicly criticised his teammates for lacking passion and aggression during the loss.
He told the media: “Everyone has to analyse for himself what happened in the first half. When you play against a team that normally you are better than, you have to match their aggression and passion. We didn’t do that.”
And now, Red Devils legend and current football pundit Ryan Giggs has admitted that he is surprised by Herrera’s comments regarding his teammates. Giggs, who worked as assistant manager to David Moyes and later Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, believes that the Spaniard spoke out of turn, and had no right to publicly question the players’ attitudes.
The Welshman stated: “I am a little bit surprised at Ander Herrera’s comments though because you wouldn’t really comment about your teammates, you leave that to the manager. When you start questioning you teammates’ work rates, even if they weren’t at it, it can set a dangerous precedent.”
Manager Jose Mourinho too, was left shocked with the Spaniard’s comments. when asked about it in his post-match conference.
“Herrera is in the interviews saying the attitude and desire was poor, my God. They should all go to the press conference,” said a clearly angry Manchester United manager in his post-match press conference.
Manchester United find themselves five points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City after Saturday’s loss. However, they could turn the page and get back to winning ways on Tuesday, when they travel away to face Swansea City in the Carabao Cup.
Written by Himangshu Das
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