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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.

Injuries also limited Rojo's appearances in the first half of the 2019/20 campaign and on 30 January, it was announced that he would spend the rest of the season on loan to his former club in Argentina, Estudiantes.

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Marcos Rojo in loan action for Estudiantes.

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Marcos Rojo.

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Marcos Rojo.

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Marcos Rojo after the 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

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Marcos Rojo and James Garner.

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Matteo Darmian.

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Marcos Rojo in Under-23s action.

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