Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs was left far from impressed with how the players behaved after their 4-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday.
The visitors were soundly beaten at Stamford Bridge on Jose Mourinho’s return to his former club, as it turned out to be a disastrous outing for them.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic amongst others was seen smiling after the game as they swapped shirts while Anthony Martial was spotted hugging compatriot N’Golo Kante, and it didn’t sit well with Giggs who was disappointed with their conduct.
“You can get beat in a football match, but then when you’re getting beat and you’re swapping shirts, that is something I don’t like,” he said, as reported by The Independent.
“If you get beat 4-0, you congratulate the opposition, you thank the supporters and then you get off the pitch.
“You don’t stand around on the pitch swapping shirts and laughing with the team that’s just beat you.”
It took just 30 seconds for United to fall behind as they suffered another disappointing defeat this season to leave them off the pace in the Premier League title race.
Although there is still plenty of time to go for Mourinho’s men to reduce the gap and remain in the hunt, their start to the season hasn’t been particularly convincing and the Portuguese tactician is certainly under pressure to prove that they can contend.
They will have minimal time to regroup and prepare for their next game too, as they take on Manchester City in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.
Supporters will be expecting a reaction from the players in midweek after such an embarrassing result, and many will echo Giggs’ thoughts on their conduct after the full-time whistle at the weekend as laughing and joking with a team that has just beaten you 4-0 isn’t quite going to do you any favours.