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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 player in the club's history, 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 under the management of Jose Mourinho, 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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    Defender

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    Argentina

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“Diogo Dalot and Marcos Rojo will play tonight with the Under-23s and, if they play the 90 minutes, it will be the end of their recovering process and we will consider them ready for full competition.”

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"Dalot and Romero will play at Old Trafford in an Under-23s match, which is a first match for them after knee surgeries and they need that a little bit but it's good news for them."

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"I went to Burnley with the intention to see if Sean [Dyche] is trying to change something in the direction of the team, or if he sticks with the same principles that made them successful."

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“I am the manager of one of the greatest clubs in the world, but I'm also one of the greatest managers in the world.”

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"He's physically stronger, he's mentally stronger. Tactically, he has a better understanding of the game. We are very, very happy with him."

Jose Mourinho says

"I am the only manager in the world that has won in Italy, Spain and England. By winning eight titles - not small titles, not small countries - I know my second position last season is one of my greatest achievements."

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"Because of the fans, this week was not a difficult week at all. It was a week where people are positive and people are convinced that we deserve much more than what we got."

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"We lost and defeat always means zero points, but the way the team plays, the way the team fought, I think the fans decided to have that kind of reaction.”

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