Juan Veron expects to extend Marcos Rojo's loan deal

Marcos Rojo has also seen his stop-start season paused in Argentina due to the ongoing health crisis.

Rojo has struggled with injury since signing for Estudiantes, playing just one game so far.

As we detailed earlier in the week, the Manchester United loanee returned to training just before the season was paused.

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This week Estudiantes chairman Juan Sebastien Veron, formerly of United, was asked about Rojo’s future.

Argentine newspaper El Dia is confident Rojo has plenty more to give to the club and his loan move will not be ending in June.

Veron said when asked about Rojo: “He is fine, surely now with all this, Marcos’ stay will be extended, because everything stopped.”

He is evidently hoping that because the league in England has stopped too, they will restart together, and the clubs can come together with an agreement.

The fact Veron and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are former teammates should help, and the Red Devils showed some goodwill to let Rojo head there in the first place.

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With just one game played so far, that a defeat, Rojo will not want to leave his new team like that.

In an ideal world United will be able to sell Rojo, albeit taking an inevitable loss on the £16 million paid for him six years ago. He will also need to take a wage drop, which could be more complicated.

United are in the same boat with Odion Ighalo, and at minimum in both cases, the club would hope for loan extensions to be agreed.

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