Report claims Rojo discovered Man Utd exit on social media

New Boca Juniors defender Marcos Rojo found out he was leaving Man Utd via social media, according to reports.

The Argentina defender had been expected to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window and the Red Devils confirmed his exit on Tuesday afternoon.

Rojo, 30, joined Man Utd in the summer of 2014 but had not featured for the club since November 2019 when he came on as a last-minute substitute in a 3-1 Premier League win over Brighton.

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Since then he has spent time on loan at Estudiantes but returned to his homeland having moved to Superliga champions Boca.

However, ESPN claims that sources have told them that Rojo ‘found out his Manchester United career was over on social media after reading that his contract would not be extended’.

In January, Rojo was still waiting to hear back from the club over a possible contract extension but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer announced he would be leaving the club in a press conference last month.

Man Utd said they had received an “undisclosed fee” for Rojo’s move to Boca Juniors but ESPN adds that sources have told them that ‘his contract was ended by mutual consent before signing for Boca as a free agent’.

Rojo was signed by former Man Utd boss Louis Van Gaal and enjoyed a run in the team for his first three seasons before going on to play just 17 times in the Premier League in the last four years.

He departed having made 122 appearances, scoring two goals and winning the FA Cup, Europa League and Carabao Cup.


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