Marcos Rojo has said he was surprised after meeting José Mourinho. The Manchester United defender, who’s currently on international duty with Argentina, has told ESPN Radio he didn’t expect such good treatment from the Portuguese manager.

A possible departure was in Rojo’s head after what had been published in the papers, but Mourinho calmed things down in his first hours at the club: “It was much said that he didn’t want me. But from the first day he arrived, he told me he had me in mind and would count on me.

“He’s a very good manager, very demanding, I like his way of thinking and dealing with players. I got a big surprise.”

Asked about his relationship with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, because even in South America the Swede is a topic of conversation, Rojo said he expected something different from the striker as well: “He’s a character, I thought he was more serious. We spend a lot of time together. He speaks Spanish and Italian and spends time making jokes.”

Marcos Rojo gave a very honest interview, in which he talked about being shattered after losing the Copa America to Chile for the second year in a row. He hasn’t spoke to the regional media since then, and apologised for being upset for so long.

The Argentine national team are doing well in World Cup qualification, as they’re in third in the table and four teams get a straight spot. They’re now facing Peru tonight and Paraguay on Tuesday.