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.
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?
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."
"'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.
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.
Marcos Rojo is one booking away from a suspension, which is pretty impressive for someone who didn't appear in domestic competition this season until 19 days ago
- Nick (@ManUnitedYouth) December 17, 2017
His dedication to getting Christmas off is truly exceptional.