Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has claimed that he held personal talks with Jose Mourinho at the end of the season over his future.
The 28-year-old, who signed a contract extension with the club in March to keep him tied down until 2021, played only 12 times for United last season.
Rojo, who had a frustrating 2017-18 season at Old Trafford, is now away on international duty with Argentina preparing for the 2018 World Cup.
But the former Spartak Moscow and Sporting Lisbon star has revealed that he contacted United boss Mourinho before joining Argentina national team.
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“I cannot blame him, but at the end of the season, with fear, I went to talk to him and I tried to ask him what was going on,” Rojo told Argentinean newspaper Ole.
“He told me there were several in situations similar to mine. And he was going to put the one in who was better.”
Rojo has joined the Red Devils in 2014 from Sporting Lisbon under Louis van Gaal management and went on to make 107 appearances.