Marcos Rojo slipped off from Manchester United on loan back to Estudiantes, almost unnoticed.
The Argentine had spent the past month at Old Trafford out injured, and unfortunately he has had similar misfortune on loan in his homeland.
Rojo was brought to Estudiantes by former United star Juan Sebastian Veron, who is the club’s sporting director.
The move is yet to pay off for player, club, and even Veron himself.
Rojo suffers more misfortune
Sadly for the Argentina international, his big return back to South America has yet to pay off.
He has played just one game as his injury problems continue to hold him back.
His debut came in mid-February against Defensa y Justicia. He featured as a starter and played all 90 minutes, but his side fell to a 2-1 defeat. Days later he had more misfortune.
He is seen below putting in a typically crunching Marcos Rojo tackle during the game.
Cielo Sports reported on February 20 that Rojo was hoping to return last month for Estudiantes’ match with River Plate, before he suffered a setback in training.
The same outlet reported last week that Rojo has returned to training and is working to get back to full fitness.
Estudiantes are down in 13th place in the league and could do with all the help they can get, with no wins in five games.
Argentine football was suspended on Tuesday until further notice amid the ongoing health pandemic.
This might help Rojo get back to fitness, but the problem with him is, you know the next setback is never far away.
Even in October and November, Rojo was playing a useful role for the first team and performing well.
Then he got injured in training and was never seen again.
Still has an uncertain future
United would evidently be happy to let Rojo leave. It’s not straightforward though.
He has a contract which runs until June 2021 and he earns a reported £8.3 million a year at Old Trafford, The Times report, which breaks down at £160,000 per week.
No club will be willing to match this, and Rojo will have to be prepared take a wage cut. There’s no guarantee he will.
His injury problems are also a factor. With just one game played so far for Estudiantes, he is not proving much use to them.
He has to solve this if a club is going to make a financial commitment towards him this summer.
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