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Marcos Rojo is an accomplished Argentina international with a tough-tackling style that has proven popular among Manchester United supporters at Old Trafford.

The South American joined the club shortly after playing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final and made his Reds debut in a 4-0 home win over Queens Park Rangers on 14 September. Since then, he has established himself as a valuable and versatile asset at both centre-back and left-back. A former Estudiantes, Spartak Moscow and Sporting Lisbon player, Rojo is the fourth Argentinean to play for United, after fellow Estudiantes hero Juan Sebastian Veron, Gabriel Heinze and Carlos Tevez. The defender has as much fondness for physical challenges as he does for tattoos: he has the words ‘Pride’ and ‘Glory’ inked on his thighs as a visual warning to any strikers feeling particularly brave up front! Marcos registered 26 appearances across a maiden season at United that was plagued by a series of injuries, including a dislocated shoulder that hampered his second campaign as well. That 2015/16 term did yield an improved tally of 28 games, however, and a winners’ medal from the FA Cup final, after starting at left-back in the memorable 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium. Rojo, whose surname coincidentally translates from Spanish to ‘Red’, enjoyed his best year at the club in 2016/17, when he added the FA Community Shield, EFL Cup and UEFA Europa League to his personal honours list, while also featuring 41 times. The only blemish was a serious knee injury suffered in the European tie against Anderlecht at Old Trafford. This issue kept him out for much of the following season, although Rojo did return to the side briefly around the turn of the year. He was unfortunately struck by injury again in the latter stages of the campaign however, and only made a handful more appearances in 2017/18.

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  • Position

    Defender

  • Country

    Argentina

  • Date of birth

  • Joined

  • United debut

    v QPR (H)

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"Everton is probably the team I’ve played against the most and we’ve won most of those games. The 2016 FA Cup semi-final brings back great memories for me."

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Marcos Rojo says

"We have three key games coming up this week, which could enable us to get into the top four. We have to give all we can in the five games we have left."

Marcos Rojo in Under-23s action.

Rojo: Ole's told me I'm in his plans Article

Defender Marcos Rojo reveals he has the faith and backing of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Diogo Dalot with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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With Ashley Young and Luke Shaw suspended for Saturday's match, the manager has two big decisions to make.

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Marcos Rojo says

"I almost always play at left-back for Argentina. I've also been asked to play there in a few games for United, so it's a role that I know pretty well."

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'Everything changed after Paris' Article

Marcos Rojo says there is probably renewed respect in Europe for United ahead of the big test with Barcelona.

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Marcos Rojo says

" It’s going to be an incredible game, I can tell you, Old Trafford is going to explode [with noise]! And I hope that things go well for us on the night."

Andreas Pereira and Marcos Rojo.
Andreas and Rojo played for U23s
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Andreas Pereira and Marcos Rojo both played 45 minutes for the Under-23s, who drew 1-1 against West Brom at Old Trafford on Friday night.

Marcos Rojo in action against West Brom Under-23s

Rojo has a run-out as U23s are held Article

First-team stars Marcos Rojo and Andreas Pereira both started as our Under-23s hosted West Brom.

Andreas Pereira and Marcos Rojo in a training session

Andreas and Rojo to play for Under-23s Article

Andreas Pereira and Marcos Rojo will feature at Old Trafford in tonight's Premier League 2 game against West Brom.

Juan Sebastian Veron in an Argentina kit pointing.

UTD Unscripted: How Veron changed my life Article

Marcos Rojo rewinds nine years to recall a career-altering car journey with his idol, Juan Sebastian Veron.

Marcos Rojo holding a scarf.
UTD Unscripted
Marcos Rojo says

"Seba recommended where I should live in Manchester. He told me: ‘Look for a house here, it’s close to training and it’s a quiet neighbourhood’."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mike Phelan

The week ahead for United Article

The international fixtures take centre stage, but there are anniversaries and birthdays to mark too...

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