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Marcos Rojo Was Convinced Incident Involving Fireworks Would End His Manchester United Career

Marcos Rojo Was Convinced Incident Involving Fireworks Would End His Manchester United Career

Marcos Rojo was given a rather intimidating task when he joined Manchester United in the summer of 2014.

The 27-year-old was told that his next door neighbour would be none other than former Manchester United manager of 26 years Sir Alex Ferguson and the rest is, well, history.

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For months after his arrival, things went smoothly until he and his family were celebrating the festive season with a few fireworks. It sounds like your typical Christmas, right?

Marcos Rojo
Marcos Rojo

Well, it didn't exactly end up the way Rojo imagined, as he described in an interview with Spanish publication AS:

"At Christmas, my whole family came to spend the holidays, it is not customary to throw fireworks. They all go to bed early, but I wanted to surprise my family and I threw them after midnight.

"We played the next day and Ferguson always comes to see us when we play at Old Trafford."

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Rojo and Martial earn around £70k-a-week, much less than the high profile new signings. Image: PA Images.
Rojo and Martial earn around £70k-a-week, much less than the high profile new signings. Image: PA Images.

"'It was a good light show you did last night', he told me when we crossed in the hallway.

"I wanted to die, I thought he would kick me out the club" Rojo said, "but luckily he took it well."

It turns out Sir Alex doesn't mind a few fireworks after all, but the Argentine defender was definitely shitting his pants when the pair bumped into each other.

Sir Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson

It's not the first time Rojo and his antics during the festive period have grabbed the headlines.

The defender made his first Premier League appearance of the season in late November. Four games later, he was one booking away from a one-match suspension.

His dedication to getting Christmas off is truly exceptional.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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