Former Manchester United man Marcos Rojo sent off against River Plate

Former Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo was sent off in the dying seconds of Boca Juniors’ 1-0 win against fierce rivals River Plate.

Certainly not one to shy away from a tackle, Rojo has produced several reckless moments throughout his career.

The 32-year-old’s latest moment of madness came in yesterday’s league clash between the two heavyweights of Argentinian football.

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With a matter of seconds remaining, Boca’s captain produced a dangerous high challenge on River Plate midfielder Nicolas De La Cruz.

While the River man went with his head, Rojo decided to go with his feet and caught the River forward and the referee produced a straight red card and awarded River a free-kick in a dangerous position.

Luckily for Rojo, his side held on and ensured they beat their fierce rivals.

Marcos Rojo sent off against River Plate

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The sending off against River Plate was Rojo’s ninth red card during his career.

The 61-time Argentina international was however never sent off during his time with the Red Devils although he certainly played on the edge during his time with the twenty-time league champions.

Boca’s number six made 122 appearances for the Reds, and he won the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League before he joined Boca Juniors in February 2021.

Manchester United’s former number five and 16 was brought to the club by Louis van Gaal from Sporting Lisbon and Nani returned to the Portuguese giants on loan as part of the deal.

Rojo has been joined at Boca by his compatriot and former Manchester United teammate Sergio Romero.

Following his release from Italian side Venezia in the summer, Romero joined Boca last month but he’s yet to make his debut for his new club.

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