Marcos Rojo has admitted to being puzzled by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this January when he seemed to deny any imminent loan deal for him before the move being close to being finalised.
The Argentina international eventually ended up making the loan switch to Estudiantes for the remainder of the season, in what is no doubt an emotional return for him and his former club.
Rojo has come a long way since his days at Estudiantes, where his youth career started in 2000 until 2008. He then broke into the first-team and stayed at the club until 2011 when Spartak Moscow came calling.
A two-year stint at Sporting followed before he made the big jump to Manchester United.
He struggled for some time at Old Trafford and it made sense for him to move on to ensure he can get into his national side for this summer’s Copa America tournament.
So we can totally understand why Rojo was confused when Solskjaer cast doubt over his move away towards the end of January.
“Marcos has been injured and has been working to get back and get fit again. At the moment it doesn’t look like [he will leave], no,” Solskjaer said on January 28th, as per the Daily Mirror.
“It was hard for the club to make my return difficult. We had been talking a lot. It was when the coach said that I was going to stay there. When he said that, it was already advanced. I didn’t understand why Solskjaer said it,” Rojo told TNT, as quoted by the Mirror.