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Man Utd defender Rojo: Estudiantes return down to Mum

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo says he returned to Estudiantes on orders of his Mum.

The defender sealed return to former club Estudiantes La Plata on the day before deadline day, signing a loan move until the end of the current season.

The 29-year-old told El Intransigente: "Many things came together. I need to play, return to my level, the family insisted, my old woman told me to come back.

"I had many offers to go to other clubs, but what's better than being at home. I hope to be on the pitch as soon as possible.

"I want to go to practice and be with the boys as soon as possible. I'm very happy. It's something I dreamed of, there was a chance and it could be done. I talked to Sebastian (Veron) quite a lot but one day my head clicked and I decided to return. It all came together."

The 29-year-old said that a lack of playing time, as well as his mother, was another big reason why he decided to return home to Argentina.

He added: "I suffered a lot of injuries lately, I went to the bench a lot. And I needed to compete and what better than to do it at home.

"Argentine football grew a lot and this is going to be a beautiful challenge. I talked with almost everyone and they helped me at this time. I don't know what to say to the fans, it's incredible."

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