Manchester United, after being pictured violating lockdown laws in Argentina, must recall Marcos Rojo of his obligations.

The international defender of Argentina is currently on loan at Estudiantes until the end of the season and a video shared on social media and subsequently deleted showed the center back playing poker and smoking with friends.

As with much of the world, Argentina is currently in lockdown until at least May 10 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which means that gatherings are not permitted.

It is known that United would contact the 30-year-old to inform him of his duties, and it is possible that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes a dim view of the actions of Rojo.

The midfielder, who had only made one Premier League start this season before he went out on loan in January, hasn’t been part of the Norwegian’s plans since taking charge of Old Trafford and pleaded for game time.

Rojo made just nine appearances in all competitions before going on loan, and with Harry Maguire’s arrival last summer, the 30-year-old slipped further down the pecking order and he intends to stretch his loan spell at his childhood club after the season has been halted due to coronavirus outbreak.

“If it depends on me, I’ll speak to the management of Manchester United about the possibility of remaining here for another six months,” Rojo told Estudiantes Y Su Gente, a local radio program.

Lockdown rules are still in force in England until at least 7 May and the Premier League is in active negotiations with the government over “Project Restart” in an attempt to find the easiest and fastest way to get football started again.


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