Former Estudiantes defender Leandro Desábato had an unusual start to his career as a manager at the Argentine side.

The coach could only have one match in charge of the club before the league was stopped due to the Coronavirus crisis. Now he’s set to lose some of his players at the end of their contracts.

This is the case of Marcos Rojo, who was loaned from Manchester United in January and has a deal with Estudiantes until the end of June.

He and Desábato have something in common, since Rojo could only make one appearance for the club as well. He was injured when joining the Argentine side, and made his debut days before the league was stopped.

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Desábato has spoken to Jogo Bonito this week, and when explaining the situation of some players, he claimed that Estudiantes will try to keep Rojo in the squad, especially because this is the player’s desire.

“We want him to continue at the club and he wants to stay. I speak to him very often and he is happy to be here,” said the manager (via Fox Sports).

The defender’s contract with Manchester United runs until 2021, and Estudiantes will now have to start negotiations to keep the player for longer.