Marcos Rojo’s potential return to Argentina continues to be a daily topic in the local media, as his farewell from Manchester United seems to be getting closer.
On Friday, Red Devils’ manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that the defender won’t be having his contract with the Red Devils extended.
That was enough to fuel the rumours in Marco Rojo’s home country. And with reports saying he has an agreement with Boca Juniors, his past at Estudiantes is a reason for controversy.
As El Pincha’s manager Agustín Alayes spoke to Cielosports at the weekend, he was asked about the chances of seeing Rojo playing for their league rivals.
“Marcos’s bond with Estuiantes is unbreakable. Any decision he makes we’ll respect,” Alayes told Cielosports.
Marcos Rojo spent six months on loan at Estudiantes in 2020, but due to the pandemic and some injuries, he was only able to make one appearance for the club before returning to Manchester United. That’s why Alayes would love to have him back.
“Obviously I’d love for us to have a new chapter because all the effort we made not long ago was totally influenced by the pandemic, we couldn’t enjoy him and he couldn’t enjoy his club again.”
When visiting Argentina in December, an Estudiantes training session was his first stop, so his love for the club is something that could still weigh on his final decision.
However, with Boca Juniors still looking strong, Alayes admits the player may end up choosing the La Bombonera side, and doesn’t judge him for that.
“If he chooses Boca tomorrow, nothing for changes me at all and he doesn’t have to change anything either. He’s an Estudiantes fan. You don’t have to be so extreme regarding the decisions that the players make.
“Marcos is a boy I adore, I saw the effort he made from a personal and economic point of view to come but now we have to wish him the best, if he’s not Estudiantes, that he does well wherever he is.”