Marcos Rojo has finally spoken out about his current situation.
Following a loan spell at Estudiantes de La Plata between January and June, the defender was supposed to have returned to Manchester United by now.
But he’s yet to travel back to England, since the Argentine side have been working on a deal with the Red Devils so they can keep him for longer.
Recent reports claimed Manchester United’s idea is to sell Marcos Rojo this summer, and Infobae asked the player if those claims are true.
“No. I spoke to Solskjaer, the coach, about two weeks ago. Because I had to go back to England. He said to me: ‘Look, now the season is over and everyone has a few days off. Then we go to play the Europa League. I don’t need to tell you: you’re going to come here, you have to be alone for 15 days and I’m not going to count on you because you haven’t trained for 4 months.’
“Then I told him that it’s said that at the beginning of August, training returns in Argentina. ‘If I stay here, is it better? Obviously, with your permission, I can train in Estudiantes’, I asked him. And then he told me: ‘After the Europa League there will be two weeks off. Come when we are about to start.’
“Now a thousand things are spoken, but most of them are lies. If I start to deny I’d be here all day. I’m calm because I spoke. My idea is also to try to stay at Estudiantes. I played a game, got injured and all of this happened. That is why I will see in September if the loan can be extended and continue for a few more months.”
Asked if he considers the stay at Estudiantes to be possible, Rojo told Infobae: “It will be difficult. As the loan wasn’t easy. But it can happen. I want to play for Estudiantes and have the desire to play in the new stadium. I will try my best to stay.”
Marcos Rojo’s contract with Manchester United runs until 2021, so the Red Devils have this transfer window and the next to try to sell him. With Estudiantes unlikely to compete with European sides for a permanent transfer, all they can do is wait and see if there’s the chance of extending the loan deal or signing him for free.