A permanent transfer to Boca Juniors from Manchester United has been completed by Marcos Rojo.

Before being publicly unveiled, the Argentine defender underwent a medical at Boca’s training ground on Monday, putting to an end his seven-year tenure in Manchester.

“United confirmed the departure of the 30-year-old through an official statement on their website which reads: “Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, for an undisclosed fee, has completed his move to Boca Juniors.

After negotiating terms with the reigning Argentine champions, the 30-year-old will return permanently to his homeland.’

“Everyone at the club would like to wish him all the best for the future.”

After spending the second half of the 2019-20 season on the books of Estudiantes, Rojo returned to his homeland – the club where he started his professional career.

In the summer, after the La Plata-based outfit opted against getting him permanently into their books, the center-back made his way back to Old Trafford but was eventually unable to force his way into the plans of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

In the current season, he leaves the club without a single appearance to his credit, with Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, and Axel Tuanzebe all being favored at the back during his final Old Trafford months.

Back in 2014, Rojo joined Sporting CP’s Red Devils for EUR 20 million (£ 18m/$ 24m) and went on to play in 122 club games across all competitions, scoring twice.

He started the final wins of the United FA Cup and Carabao Cup in 2016-17, while also having his hands-on honors for Group Shield and Europa League, but never quite managed to establish himself in the team as a regular.

Rojo will now be charged with helping Boca retain their Superliga Argentina crown, and if he plays well for Miguel Angel Russo’s side, his chances of turning out for his country during this summer’s Copa America will be improved.


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