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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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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...

Nemanja Vidic talks to MUTV at Hotel Football as part of a TAG Heuer event.

Vidic makes a case for the defence Article

Nemanja Vidic argues United's centre-back options compare favourably with other clubs.

United players in training.

Reds almost at full strength in training Article

There were only two notable absentees as the squad trained in front of the European football media on Monday morning.

United line up before the game versus Watford.

Special-edition TAG Heuer display Article

Marcos Rojo's special-edition watch is now available at the Megastore.

An update on Marcos Rojo
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says

“He's gone back to Argentina for a while with his injury. How long is a piece of rope? So for him, it's mentally important for him to get away and come back fresh again.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at a press conference

Ole's update on Pogba and Rojo Article

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer discussed the fitness of two players ahead of Sunday's match against Spurs.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Team news for Magpies clash Article

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer discusses his plans for Wednesday's first game of 2019, away at Newcastle.

Marcos Rojo in Sunday's United Review says

"If you see me off the field, I’m the most laid back guy – laughing, joking all day and having fun but, as soon as I cross that white line, I don’t know what happens! I’m a different person."

Marcos Rojo says

"Everybody knows about the biggest rivalry in Argentina: the superclasico between Boca Juniors and River Plate... I would say that is the best comparison to what United and Liverpool have."

Marcos Rojo says

"Michael Carrick and Phil Jones were in there too, and I had absolutely no idea they were until I saw them in another section. They didn’t know I’d been at the game until we spoke about it afterwards."

Marcos Rojo.

The day Rojo was in the away end at Anfield Article

"United and Liverpool is like Boca Juniors against River Plate - I wanted to feel that passion," recounts Marcos.

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