English Premiership

Rojo: Mourinho counting on me

2016-10-07 09:12
Marcos Rojo (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Marcos Rojo insists he remains a part of Jose Mourinho's plans at Manchester United, despite having yet to feature in the Premier League this season.

The Argentina international was included in United's pre-season preparations and made an appearance in the Community Shield win over Leicester as a second-half substitute.

But Rojo has only seen action in the Europa League and EFL Cup for the Red Devils since the new campaign got underway as Luke Shaw and Daley Blind have been the preferred choices at left-back in the league.

The 26-year-old defender is not too concerned, though, after being assured by Mourinho from day one that he has a part to play for the club.

"A lot had been said about how he [Mourinho] didn't want me," Rojo told ESPN Radio in his homeland. "But, from the first day that I arrived, he told me that he had me in mind and that he was counting on me.

"He is a very good and very demanding manager. I like the way he thinks and how he treats his players. I was pleasantly surprised. I have to keep working to earn more playing time on the field now, which is what I want."

The Estudiantes de La Plata youth product has made 57 appearances in all competitions for the FA Cup champions since his arrival from Sporting CP in August 2014, scoring once.


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