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Rojo set to leave United for Estudiantes

Rojo to Estudiantes

Marcos Rojo’s time with Manchester United looks to be over after the 29-year-old defender reportedly agreed to a loan move to Estudiantes until the end of the season.

The seldom-used Rojo has a big supporter at Estudiantes — former United player Juan Sebastian Veron is club chairman. An opportunity to link up with Argentinian legend Veron, 44, will no doubt be a bonus for Rojo.

Veron, who didn’t have a spectacular career at United, feels that he can revive Rojo’s career at Estudiantes and pick up a spot on the national team ahead of the Copa America in the summer.

Rojo joined United in 2014 from Sporting Lisbon and at one time was linked to return back to the Portuguese club in exchange for Bruno Fernandes but was reluctant to agree to take part in a swap.

Only making nine appearances this campaign, Rojo was given time off over Christmas to spend time at home with his family and evaluate his future. With the return of Eric Bailly from injury, his opportunities for United would have been almost non-existent at this point.

Rojo ultimately proved a disappointment at United and troubles in his personal life earlier in his time at Old Trafford left club officials frustrated.

It was reflective of United’s poor recruitment that the club were unaware at the time of signing Rojo that he was being investigated by police for an alleged bottle attack on a neighbor in Argentina and facing the possibility of a criminal trial. Rojo ended up settling out of court and the case was dropped.

Terms of the deal have not been disclosed and Rojo is expected to be in Argentina this weekend.