Manchester United loanee Marcos Rojo seems to be really enjoying his time in Argentina, where he’s back at his childhood club Estudiantes de La Plata.
The defender spoke to the local media on Wednesday, and was asked about the famous game between the the two clubs back in 1968 for the Intercontinental Cup.
Rojo was speaking to Cielosports, and when quizzed if people at the Red Devils remember that match, he claimed that Estudiantes are quite famous in Manchester.
“They remember, they remember. They say they were the way the magazine says, that they were animals who’ve beaten up and were cheaters (laughs).”
“I have a friend whose father is more or less from that time and he remembers, he says he went to the ground that game to see the World Cup Final.
“He says that football isn’t played the way the Argentines played, and I joked and said ‘yes, but we beat them here’ (laughs).
“In the museum there’s Estudiantes’ pennant and the photo of the La Bruja. Estudiantes are very present in Manchester.”
Estudiantes’ hero at the time was Juan Ramón Verón, also known as La Bruja, who scored one of the goals at Old Trafford. Decades later, Manchester United broke a transfer record by signing his son, Juan Sebastian Verón, La Brujita.
Verón is currently the president of Estudiantes de La Plata, and played a big part in bringing Marcos Rojo to the club on a loan until next summer.