Marcos Rojo heading back to Old Trafford, say Estudiantes

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Marcos Rojo will return to Manchester United when his loan deal at Estudiantes expires later this month, according to the Argentinian club.

Rojo returned to the club where his career began at the end of January after being frozen out of United’s squad by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Argentina defender was close to a move to Everton in the summer before talks broke down, with the defender having to perform a back-up role at Old Trafford since.

However, he moved back to Argentina in the winter window on a loan deal until the end of June, but the 30-year-old has not featured as much as the La Plata club would have liked.

Injuries have meant he played just once, before the league was suspended due to coronavirus.

Estudiantes manager Leandro Desabato recently said he was keen for Rojo to stay in Argentina, but has now says the 30-year-old will most likely return to Manchester in the summer.

“We have to wait, but Rojo is likely to leave,” manager Leandro Desabato told Radio Late 931. “The loan is due, and if Manchester do not want to continue loaning, it’s understandable.”

Both club and player were though to be keen on an extension to his loan deal.

“If it depends on me, I will speak to Manchester United’s management about the possibility of staying here for another six months,” Rojo told local radio programme Estudiantes Y Su Gente in April.

Rojo’s current deal at Man Utd is set to expire in the summer of 2021, where he has made 122 appearances across all competitions since arriving from Sporting in 2014.