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Marcos Rojo
Gender Male
Ethnic Argentinian
Job Argentinian Footballer
Desc Rojo is out of favour at Ole Trafford, and fell further down the pecking order following the arrival of Harry Maguire from Leicester City. The Argentine, who saw a deadline day move to Everton fail to materialise once again, is keen on a move away and Valencia are said to be interested in his services. Signed by Louis van Gaal in 2014 from Sporting CP, Rojo has made just 112 appearances in a five-year spell at Old Trafford. He netted his first goal in a 3-0 FA Cup replay against Cambridge United back in 2015, but has largely struggled throughout his career in Manchester

Affiliation

Org Argentina National Team
Club as Player Estudiantes [Loan]
  Manchester United
  Sporting CP

2017 12 02 Retrieve

[Marcos Rojo has his doubts about Zlatan Ibrahimovic claiming he won’t be going to the World Cup with Sweden] I asked Ibra that now that they are in the World Cup if he would like to go, he says no but I don’t know … for me he has to go

2019 09 06 Retrieve

[Marcos Rojo is ready to push for a January move away from Manchester United if required] I talked to Scaloni, he told me that he was happy because in pre-season I had played many games, that I looked good and that’s why he called me, but that I had to play. I’m sure that to play for the national team you have to play for your club, you have to always be there, and when you’re here, show why

[The 29-year-old, who is capable of operating at centre-half or at left-back] It’s difficult to leave when you are at such a big club. I had the possibility of going to Everton, but due to the decisions of the club or the manager it wasn’t possible. Now I have to fight until December and, if it doesn’t work out, I will try to leave. The qualifiers and the Copa America are coming and I want to be part of that. I don’t want to be out again, I want to exhaust all the possibilities and compete to be here

2019 10 22 Retrieve

[Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo wants to prove himself at Old Trafford in what he says is a big season for him] I’m happy here. I want to play; I want to be a regular. My best position is a central defender, that’s where I want to play, but I’m happy to be used as a full-back too. I’m in very good condition this season. The pre-season was right and I’ve not been able to say that in other years because I’ve had injuries. I love it here. It’s tranquil. My daughters are fully adapted here. They speak perfect English, my family is happy here. I can speak some English too. I’ve been here in the first team for longer than any other club in my career. I’m happy, I just want to play more. It’s a big season for me - I want to play in the Copa America in my home country next year too

[He has given his backing to under-fire manager Solskjaer] He’s a good person. He has the long-term ideas to improve the team and I have confidence in him. Training is fine, we work hard but we know it’s all about results and we know we have not been getting them

2019 10 30 Retrieve

[Marcos Rojo has said that Manchester United’s draw with Liverpool was a turning point in their season] After the Liverpool game, I think the team grew in confidence. It gave us much more drive and when we went on to get a good result away from home, I think it strengthened our belief and allowed the players to express themselves that bit more, meaning we went back to attacking in the way we usually do

Personally, my objectives would be to play as many games as possible, to continue to be on top of my game, and to show the manager that he can rely on me. And, from a team perspective, it would be to win the Europa League, to finish as high up the table as we can in the Premier League and to qualify for the Champions League and improve our situation so that next season is much better

2020 02 03 Retrieve

[Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has explained his decision to re-join Estudiantes on loan until the end of the season] Many things came together. I need to play, return to my level, the family insisted, my old woman told me to come back. I had many offers to go to other clubs, but what’s better than being at home. I hope to be on the pitch as soon as possible. I want to go to practice and be with the boys as soon as possible. I’m very happy. It’s something I dreamed of, there was a chance and it could be done. I talked to Sebastian (Veron) quite a lot but one day my head clicked and I decided to return. It all came together. I suffered a lot of injuries lately, I went to the bench a lot. And I needed to compete and what better than to do it at home. Argentine football grew a lot and this is going to be a beautiful challenge. I talked with almost everyone and they helped me at this time. I don’t know what to say to the fans, it’s incredible

2020 02 18 Retrieve

[Marcos Rojo has revealed the reason behind his dressing room altercation with Zlatan Ibrahimovic when the pair were at Manchester United together] Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] has a strong character, Ezequiel Lavezzi had warned me. I knew he wanted us to give him the ball all the time, but during a game phase I saw him ask for it and I didn’t give it to him. I passed it to Paul Pogba. Then he started yelling at me, raising his hand, and telling me a lot of things in Spanish and English

I said to him: ‘What’s going on with you, big nose? Shut up’. I knew that if he caught me he would kill me so the only thing for me to do was face him. When he entered the locker room, I directly told him to close his mouth and stop yelling. We started to insult each other, and all our team-mates were watching us. And in the middle, Jose Mourinho was trying to calm us down

2020 02 03 Retrieve

[Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has explained his decision to re-join Estudiantes on loan until the end of the season] Many things came together. I need to play, return to my level, the family insisted, my old woman told me to come back. I had many offers to go to other clubs, but what’s better than being at home. I hope to be on the pitch as soon as possible. I want to go to practice and be with the boys as soon as possible. I’m very happy. It’s something I dreamed of, there was a chance and it could be done. I talked to Sebastian (Veron) quite a lot but one day my head clicked and I decided to return. It all came together. I suffered a lot of injuries lately, I went to the bench a lot. And I needed to compete and what better than to do it at home. Argentine football grew a lot and this is going to be a beautiful challenge. I talked with almost everyone and they helped me at this time. I don’t know what to say to the fans, it’s incrediblez

2020 04 15 Retrieve

[Marcos Rojo urges Man Utd to let him stay with Estudiantes] If it depends on me, I will speak to Manchester United’s management about the possibility of staying here for another six months. I will feel a tremendous sense of pain if I have to leave after playing in so few games. I am completely recovered now, and fit to play once more

2020 05 03 Retrieve

[Marcos Rojo fell further down the pecking order and he is hoping to extend his loan spell at his childhood club after the season was halted due to the outbreak of coronavirus] If it depends on me, I will speak to Manchester United’s management about the possibility of staying here for another six months. I will feel a tremendous sense of pain if I have to leave after playing in so few matches. I am completely recovered now, and fit to play once more

2020 06 02 Retrieve

[Marcos Rojo has made no secret of the fact that he would like to remain in his homeland for the rest of the calendar year] If it depends on me, I will speak to Manchester United’s management about the possibility of staying here for another six months. I will feel a tremendous sense of pain if I have to leave after playing in so few matches. I am completely recovered now, and fit to play once more