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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 became the fourth Argentinian 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. The left-footed defender enjoyed one of the most memorable moments of his career at that summer's World Cup, when he scored a sensational volley against Nigeria to seal Argentina's progression to the last 16. However, it was another frustrating campaign at club level in 2018/19. It was December before Rojo was able to start his first match of the season, against Arsenal, and the man from La Plata performed well in a fiery 2-2 draw with the Gunners. Rojo featured in the next two matches, but injury then kept him out of action until the end of March, when he returned for a brief cameo against Watford. His only remaining start came during the 2-1 win over West Ham in April.

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  • Position

    Defender

  • Country

    Argentina

  • Date of birth

  • Joined

  • United debut

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Marcos Rojo and James Garner.

Solskjaer: Why Rojo is still here Article

Ole heaps praise on Marcos and explains why he was keen to keep the Argentina international at the club.

Marcos Rojo smiles in training.

Rojo explains upturn in confidence Article

Marcos Rojo feels the Reds are in a buoyant mood ahead of the Carabao Cup tie at Chelsea.

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Matteo Darmian.

Ole's transfer update on Darmian and Rojo Article

The manager has suggested one of the defenders will leave the club before the European window closes.

Ole discusses Smalling, outgoings and Ibra video

The boss began his press conference by discussing Chris Smalling, Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic...

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.

Marcos Rojo.

'Everything changed after Paris' Article

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

Andreas Pereira in action for United's Under-23s at Old Trafford.

Andreas and Rojo feature for U23s video

Andreas Pereira and Marcos Rojo played 45 minutes as our Under-23s took on 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.

Marcos Rojo.
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Marcos Rojo on Instagram: "Happy to be back playing at Old Trafford."

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.

Happy birthday graphic for Marcos Rojo.
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Hit your 'cheer' button to join us in wishing our Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo a happy 29th birthday!

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