Argentine defender reveals he’s returning to Manchester United

Manchester United loanee Marcos Rojo has announced his return to Old Trafford from Argentine side Estudiantes after the expiration of his loan deal.

The 30-year-old returned to his boyhood club in January for the remainder of the season, but his involvement was halted due to an ankle injury and the coronavirus pandemic restricting him to just one appearance.

Despite holding talks with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer regarding his future at United and also being keen to extend his stay with Estudiantes in Argentina, the defender is set to return to the Theatre of Dreams.

“When I found out that I was returning to Estudiantes a few months ago, I said that it didn’t matter how long this return lasted and that I just wanted to enjoy the happiness that being home again generated for me!” Rojo posted on Instagram.

“I swear I was happy! For seeing my old woman’s eyes full of tears again before entering to play. For stepping on the grass of ‘UNO’. For feeling the support of the glories of my club. For receiving enormous gestures of affection and encouragement from the whole punk family… For wearing the colors of my life once again.

“I know it didn’t reach. I know that maybe I will be in debt for not being able to return so much love and unconditionally!

“I have to say goodbye, and I go with choking sleep, with a bittersweet taste, and chewing the anger of knowing that the effort and the desire to return lacked football.

“Surely this is not the time to swear or promise returns, but I know that I am leaving more ‘punctured’ than when I arrived, because this club once again gave me a lesson in affection and gratitude, and because I know that ‘dreams’, the ‘fight’ and the ‘belonging’ rule in the Estudiantes dictionary.

“Thanks to my family. Thank you Estudiantes. See you soon.”