After leaving Manchester for his vacations, Marcos Rojo could’ve gone to paradise islands in Asia, Disneyland in Orlando or perhaps some nice beaches in Spain. But that wasn’t really his priority.
The player has gone straight to his home town of La Plata, in Argentina. After landing, he had a quick barbecue with his family and went to a football ground.
Rojo went to see his childhood club Estudiantes, where his friend and former teammate ‘Chapu’ Braña was having his farewell match.
Rojo spoke to local newspaper El Dia about the visit, and was asked a lot of questions about his future. He didn’t dodge any of them, and made sure to say that he’s committed to Manchester United for now.
“For now, I continue at United,” Marcos Roo told El Día. “I spoke to the manager before the holidays and about what he planned to do with me.
“He told me that he had me in mind, that I was an important player, that he was going to take me into account and that he wanted me to recover well so he could count on me in the first team. Now I rest, stay with my family before returning to England.”
About the rumours over a move to Boca Juniors, Rojo claims that the talks happened, but it’s not his intention to return to Argentina at this time.
“Yes, it’s true. Nico Burdisso called me, he was my teammate in the national team. He called me when he took over at Boca. At that time I wasn’t playing. I thanked him but I told him that my intention was to continue in Manchester. Boca are a great team, but for the moment I want to continue in Europe.”
Rojo was asked he’ll be returning to his home country, and he’s not sure just yet: “I don’t know. I have three more years of contract in England. Then it will be seen. I’m just 29 years old and there’s a long way to go. I will return, but I don’t know when.”
However, he makes sure to say there’s a specific club he will be signing for: “I have always said that I’m going to play in Estudiantes again and I hope so. Going back to my home, being with my family and playing for Estudiantes would be the icing on the cake for my career.”
Asked if his Manchester United teammates understand his visits to Estudiantes, Rojo says: “They already know how I am and all the love I have for this club. When I tell them I am going to see Pincha, it’s no longer news. It is part of me and they know it very well.”