Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, who’s celebrating his 29th birthday this Wednesday, is currently training with his former club Estudiantes de La Plata.
As posted on the Argentine club’s official Twitter account, he’s spending some time in La Plata with ‘special permission’ from the Red Devils.
Marcos Rojo, who has recently recovered from an injury, hasn’t been called up by the Argentine national team for their next two friendlies, but took the international break to visit his home town.
The player started his career at Estudiantes’ academy, and played at the club until 2011, when he made his move to Russian football.
— Estudiantes de La Plata (@EdelpOficial) March 20, 2019
The defender has made only three appearances for Manchester United this season, as he’s been struggling with injuries for the past two years.
Marcos Rojo has renewed his contract with the Old Trafford side last year, and now has a deal with the club until 2021.
His lack of playing time could even point out to a summer departure, although South American footballers normally don’t return to their home country at this age.
Whilst a summer move is certainly possible, and perhaps likely, it’s perhaps too early to return to Argentina.
Earlier today The Mirror reported that Rojo is ‘expected to be available for transfer this summer’.