Many Manchester City fans have been left to slam the display of Rodri in their 3-2 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Tuesday night.
Pep Guardiola’s men took the lead very early on through Ilkay Gundogan before a Joao Cancelo red card practically turned the game on its head.
Should Manchester City start Rodri?
Phil Foden managed to put the visitors 2-0 up with a stunning solo goal before the Seagulls wrestled into a lead before the final whistle blew.
Rodri found himself constantly overrun in the heart of midfield, losing out on seven of his duels, as the Spain international also failed to record a single key pass, and lost possession of the ball on no fewer than on 15 separate occasions in the match, the most out of any outfield player for the Sky Blues (Sofascore).
Manchester City fans on Rodri display
These MCFC supporters slammed his performance on Twitter, with one even going as far as to claim that the 24-year-old was ‘shocking’:
“Basically been playing with eight men with Rodri and Garcia on the pitch after Cancelo’s red card. #BHAMCI #MCFC #ManCity”
“Rodri is shocking. If it’s true we want that Bissouma then sign him up right now, he outclassed Rodri tonight.”
“I just don’t like this fake Busquets to be honest. Laziest player on the pitch always. Fernandinho is 10 years older than him and still 10 times better.”
“Rodri showing the type of play that justified starting Fernandinho over him #mcfc”
“Cheers Rodri, top notch that. Eric Garcia again getting 70 mins on a pitch that he shouldn’t have got. So long as nobody got injured – get well Gundo – it matters not a jot. Ferna over Rodri in 11 days please, all day every day #mcfc”
“Think Rodri in danger of missing UCL. Another sloppy performance. Fernandinho in for me. Torres for Bernardo too may be a close call. Cancelo no chance. Garcia. Guardiola burning his passport. #MCFC”
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