Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has slammed the Red Devils’ players for ‘swapping shirts and laughing’ following they were battered 4-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho’s side were at the receiving end of a serious bashing on his return to Stamford Bridge since his sacking last December as they continued their indifferent start to the season.
David De Gea was seen chatting with Marcos Alonso while Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Juan Mata shared a smile as several players swapped jerseys after the match.
And Giggs, former United assistant manager under Louis van Gaal, didn’t find any of it funny.
“You can get beat in a football match, but then when you’re getting beat and you’re swapping shirts – which is something I don’t like, call me old fashioned,” Giggs said.
“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.”
Pedro put Chelsea ahead in the first minute, before Gary Cahill took advantage of sloppy defending from a corner to make it 2-0 before the break.
Eden Hazard added a third in the second half, then N’Golo Kante netted his first Chelsea strike to complete the rout and move the Blues to within a point of the Premier League summit.