Why Marcos Rojo asked for banana during Rostov game – Mourinho
Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho has explained why defender Marcos Rojo was seen eating a banana , during their 1-0 win over FC Rostov in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Mourinho sourced for the fruit after the player asked for it and gave it to substitute Ashley Young to pass it on to Rojo.
Speaking afterwards, the manager told BT Sport: “I know what is the body limits and when the body is needing anything, anything.
“The player asks for a banana. It is not to laugh at all. It is to respect the players and their limits, they give everything.”
Most observers claim the banana showed how much effort Rojo had spent in their previous game at Stamford Bridge three days back.
Mourinho elaborated afterwards: “We have lots of enemies. It is difficult.
“It is difficult to play Monday night with 10 men, it is difficult to play tonight, it is difficult to play Sunday 12 o’clock [against Middlesbrough] .
“Some people will say we should play better, but the reality is that we have lots of things going against us. And we have to fight. The boys are amazing boys. Probably we lose the game on Sunday but we try our best.”