MARCOS ROJO is set to return to Manchester United from his loan spell in Argentina, despite pleading to remain in his homeland for another six months.
Defensive ace Rojo was allowed to leave Old Trafford in January after failing to impress boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
But the 30-year-old fared little better in South America as he mustered just ONE appearance for loan side Estudiantes before coronavirus gatecrashed the season.
Speaking to local radio programme Estudiantes Y Su Gente in April, Rojo said: "If it depends on me, I will speak to Manchester United's management about the possibility of staying here for another six months.
"I will feel a tremendous sense of pain if I have to leave after playing in so few matches. I am completely recovered now, and fit to play once more."
Rojo's manager at Estudiantes confirmed that it is likely the player will have to return to England when his loan finishes at the end of June.
Leandro Desabato told Radio Late 931: "We have to wait, but Rojo is likely to leave.
"The loan is due, and if Manchester do not want to continue loaning, it’s understandable."
Rojo only started one game for the Red Devils in the Premier League this season - although it was the impressive 1-1 draw with leaders Liverpool in October - before being jettisoned in January.
He suffered a nasty knee injury in Argentina scuppering his chances of stringing together a run of games.
In May, he was reminded of his responsibilities by his parent club after being filmed breaking lockdown rules by smoking and playing cards.
The versatile defender has made 122 appearances for United since Dutch boss Louis Van Gaal signed him for £16million in 2014.