It is no secret that Louis van Gaal was less than impressed with Marcos Rojo this summer, when his expired passport meant he couldn’t take part in Manchester United’s pre-season tour of USA.
Rojo had to sit out the first few weeks of the season but has earned his place back in the team following Luke Shaw’s injury. In the recent derby day against Manchester City, Rojo marked Kevin De Bruyne out of the game.
The defender has insisted that his relationship with Van Gaal is no different to that of any player and manager.
It is normal, as with any other coach. I don’t ask him why he includes me in a game when I play, so I don’t have any right in asking him why I don’t play when he decides that I don’t have to do it. It’s as simple as that. Van Gaal does the same as any coach in the world. He decides who plays according to what he sees during the week, he chooses the players that he sees in the best condition and we have to accept all the decisions that the coach takes. He is a very professional coach, he wants to get out the very best from each one – that doesn’t mean that he is rough. He wants his work to have success and we have to understand what he expects from each one of us.
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