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Marcos Rojo completes a permanent move to Boca Juniors

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Defender Marcos Rojo of Manchester United has completed a permanent move to Boca Juniors, the clubs have reported.

On Tuesday, United released a statement stating that they received “an undisclosed fee” while Boca insists that Rojo’s interaction at Old Trafford was terminated before an agreement with international Argentina was reached.

After his £ 16.5 million transfer from the Sporting Club in 2014, Rojo, capped 61 by Argentina, made 122 appearances for United but has not played this season.

Since signing a new long-term deal in March 2018, he made only 17 appearances and has not featured for the club since a 3-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion in November 2019.

After United agreed not to take up their option to extend it for another season, his contract was set to expire in the summer. In January 2020, Rojo joined Estudiantes on loan but made just one appearance before the coronavirus pandemic forced football to shut down across the globe.

During Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge in 2016-17, Rojo was a regular starter who made 41 appearances in all competitions before suffering a knee ligament injury in April 2017.

In November, he returned, but only made another 27 appearances before returning with Boca to Argentina. He leaves having been part of the teams that won the 2016 FA Cup and 2017 League Cup.

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