Pundit: Marcos Rojo won battle of the warriors in Man United v Chelsea

The Spurs legend heaps praise on Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo Photo: Hublot

Marcos Rojo won the battle of the warriors in Manchester United’s 2-0 win against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, according to Garth Crooks.

The Argentina international was pitted against one of the Premier League’s best strikers Diego Costa in the Premier League clash between the bitter rivals.

And Rojo, who has partnered Eric Bailly at centre-half over the past couple of months, produced another solid performance in Jose Mourinho’s team.

The South American managed to tame Costa despite the Chelsea striker’s combative approach to the top-five clash.

Writing in his BBC Sport column about Rojo’s performance in Manchester United’s 2-0 win against Chelsea, former Tottenham striker Crooks said:

“I must say Rojo won the battle of the warriors and, actually, it was fantastic to watch him and Costa battle it out – under the watchful eye of referee Madley, who orchestrated the affair beautifully.”

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Rojo moved to Manchester United in a 16m deal from Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon in the 2014 summer transfer window.

The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League crown since Sir Alex Ferguson stood down in 2013.

Manchester United will return to action against promoted side Burnley in their next Premier League fixture on Sunday 23 April.

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