Marcos Rojo has revealed that his future at Manchester United is very much secure under new manager Jose Mourinho.
Marcos Rojo made his ‘dream’ move to Manchester United back in August 2014, following his successful World Cup campaign with Argentina. The Red Devils paid Sporting CP €20 million for the defender’s services, and he signed a 5-year contract with his new club.
Despite being brought to the Old Trafford club by Louis van Gaal, Rojo did not feature heavily in the Dutchman’s plans, and failed to establish a starting spot for himself – be it at center-back, or left-back.
And following Van Gaal’s premature sacking, Rojo looked set to follow his former boss out the exit door, but a move away from Manchester United never materialized for the Argentina international.
Jose Mourinho was brought in as Louis’ replacement, and despite many expecting the Portuguese to sell Rojo, the Special One ended up placing his faith in Rojo instead.
Rojo recently spoke about the rumours linking him with a transfer away from United, and how Mourinho calmed things down and showed faith in him after taking up the managerial job.
“It was much said that he (Jose) didn’t want me,” the 26-year-old stated. “But from the first day he arrived, he told me he had me in mind and would count on me.
“He’s a very good manager, very demanding, I like his way of thinking and dealing with players. I got a big surprise.”
The Argentine was also asked about his relationship with Jose’s new star signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, to which he replied: “He’s a character, I thought he was more serious. We spend a lot of time together. He speaks Spanish and Italian and spends time making jokes.”
Rojo has not featured under Jose Mourinho in the Premier League yet, but the defender has made a few appearances for United in the Europa League as well the EFL Cup.