‘Huge mistakes every week’ - Marcos Rojo slams Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and current Man Utd star
Ex-Manchester United star Marcos Rojo has hit out at a former teammate and manager from his time at Old Trafford.
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Rojo spent seven years at Old Trafford leading up to his exit in 2021, racking up 76 Premier League appearances during his time at the club. The Argentine will undoubtedly have wanted to make more, but he wasn’t often first-choice, and particularly not towards the end of his time at Old Trafford.
As every player will know, if someone is better than you, you have to accept your place in the squad - or improve - but when the player in front of you is routinely making mistakes, you are always going to suspect there is something else at play.
That’s something Rojo feels he experienced during his last year at United, working under Solskjaer, and indeed behind a certain Maguire.
“That year , I was doing really well in England, I was playing in the Europa League,” Rojo has said, as detailed by ESPN. “I was really angry with the coach. Maguire was playing, now thanks to God, they dropped him and Licha [Lisandro] Martinez is playing.”
The Boca Juniors defender added: “One day I went to his [Solskjaer] office to tell him to let me leave or put me in [the starting line-up].
“He knew that it was wrong that I wasn’t playing all the time. He told me that they had paid so much for him that he had to play no matter what. And I would tell him, ‘let me play because this guy is making huge mistakes every Sunday’.”
Roho wound up leaving permanently in 2021, joining home country giants Boca Juniors. Since then, he has racked up 45 league appearances, scoring 6 times. The 33-year-old hung up his boots for Argentina in 2019.