Manchester United confirmed today that Marcos Rojo has extended his contract by a further year which will see him at the club until June 2021.
The defender is still returning from last season’s cruciate ligament injury, playing the odd game here and there, and is determined to get back to fitness and contribute more to the team in the final months of this season.
I’m really happy to renew my contract. I’ve worked really hard this year to recover [from injury] and get fit so I can do my best for this club. So signing this new contract is a really happy moment for me and my whole family.
The size and stature of the club and just how massive it is. To play every weekend and just to wear the shirt is incredible. It’s hard to put it into words, it’s something unique for me. It was always a dream of mine since I was a kid, and I’ve been here for four years which has made me very happy.
These four years have been among the best of my entire career. They’ve really shot by as well, it seems just like yesterday that I signed for United. A lot has happened in that time, we’ve won trophies and played finals and in big games. This stays with you all your life and career. For a player to play so many games like that with such a big club, it’s just the best feeling.
Rojo says that his favourite memory since joining United is the FA Cup final in 2016. He played in the League Cup final the following season and missed out on the Europa League final with injury, and he may be found in a UK no deposit bonus casinos.
I’d have to pick the FA Cup final. Playing in that game and lifting the trophy was special. It was a great experience. Then you have the frustration of missing out on the final of the Europa League [last season through injury]. It was a painful experience but one that you can learn from for the rest of your career. The injury came at a bad time because I’d been in good form that season.
Rojo expects more highlights in the future though, with United still in the FA Cup.
I’m sure there will be. That’s the reason I’ve signed the new contract and that’s why I’m so keen to continue playing for this great club. I have huge confidence and belief in the people at this club and of course the fans who constantly offer their support. We are very grateful to them for that. I’m absolutely convinced that we will be blessed with many more trophies and great moments during the rest of my time here.
We have a lot of big games coming up now. I cannot wait to get back to 100 per cent fitness so I can help the team out on the pitch. I’m absolutely dying to pull on the United shirt and play once again. I’m working really hard in my preparation to be able to do that really soon.
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