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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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  • Position

    Defender

  • Country

    Argentina

  • Date of birth

  • Joined

  • United debut

    v QPR (H)

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Paul Pogba and Marcos Rojo.
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Marcos Rojo in action for Argentina at the 2018 World Cup.
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Marcos Rojo and Argentina face Croatia in their second Group D match, in Nizhny Novgorod at 19:00 BST.

Juan Sebastian Veron pointing, in Argentina away kit

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Paul Pogba representing the France national team before the 2018 World Cup.
Saturday 16 June
* Kick-off times in BST. says

Paul Pogba’s France take on Australia in Kazan at 11:00*, before Marcos Rojo and Argentina face Iceland in Moscow at 14:00*.

Marcos Rojo says

"It was so hard for Seba to leave his house because, even at the training facility or the stadium, so many fans would wait to ask him for photos and autographs."

Marcos Rojo says

"Seba would see the game differently. He had a calmer view of the game. When everyone was going loco, running up and down, he was always a step ahead."

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’."

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