Jose Mourinho still wants me! Marcos Rojo insists he’s still part of boss’ plans at Manchester United despite lack of action and exit talk
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- Marcos Rojo has only featured in Europa League and EFL Cup this season
- The Argentine defender reveals that Jose Mourinho sees him in his plans
- Rojo also spoke very highly of Mourinho, calling him a 'very good coach'
Marcos Rojo has revealed that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho still sees him involved in his plans this season.
Rojo was signed by Louis van Gaal in 2014 for £16m but has seen his game time become very limited recently.
The Argentine defender, who has been linked with a move away from United, has only featured in the Europa League and the EFL Cup this season.
Marcos Rojo has only been used by Jose Mourinho in Europa League and EFL Cup this season
As well as insisting he is still wanted at Old Trafford, Rojo also spoke very highly of Mourinho.
Many people spoke a lot about how he did not want me,' Rojo told AS.
'But from the first day he arrived he told me I was in his thoughts and he would tell me (if I wasn't),' the Argentina international added.
'He is a very good coach and is very demanding, I like his way of thinking and dealing with players - I got a big surprise. I want to work hard to earn more time on the pitch.'
Rojo insists that on the first day Jose Mourinho arrived, 'he told me I was in his thoughts'
Rojo's agent revealed in late August that the club had rejected advances for his signature from clubs in England and abroad.
Despite Luke Shaw picking up a recent groin injury for United, the former Sporting Lisbon and Spartak Moscow man has still not been giving the opportunity to impress Mourinho.
Instead, the Portuguese manager has looked to Dutchman Daley Blind for cover at left back.
The Manchester United defender is currently on international duty with Argentina
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