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Twitter explodes as Marcos Rojo eats a banana during Rostov clash

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A few weeks ago we were all having a great big laugh at Wayne Shaw eating a pie on the bench as his Sutton United teammates went down 2-0 to Arsenal in the FA Cup.

It all turned out to be something of a stunt orchestrated by a betting company that landed the player and club in potential hot water, with the backlash seeming to be enough to restrain anyone from eating anywhere near a pitch again in future.

But flash forward a few weeks and here we are again, scratching our heads at Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo munching on a banana during his side's Europa League meeting with Rostov.

During the second half Jose Mourinho handed the fruit to substitute Ashley Young, who slyly handed it to the Argentine international, who took it like a chile being called over by his mother before he can carry on playing with his mates.

And everyone couldn't handle it. The sight of him casually chomping down a banana as his side held on to a 1-0 lead on the night was just too much for us all to take.

To be fair, he earned it. On the night the defender completed 73 passes to his teammates, coming in second place to teammate Ander Herrera, who had 111.

Rojo was praised for his performance during the early week meeting with Chelsea, where he ran himself into the ground and gave the kind of performance that United fans had been aching to see from their defenders for a long time.

And while he didn't have anywhere near as much to do against the Russian side, he'd clearly burnt himself out with two games in such quick succession.

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And the reaction on Twitter turned into a goldmine as fans just couldn't handle the disrespect. 

Of course, we've all seen players eat bananas during games before, so this is nothing new, but the game was so spectacularly dull that it overshadowed the goal that guaranteed United's spot in the next round.

United now take on Middlesbrough on Sunday, and it's likely that Rojo will need a few more bananas if he has any hope of putting in another performance like that again.

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