Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is reportedly in hot water with his manager after issues with his passport trying to get to the club's pre-season tour.
The Daily Mail claims the Argentine international has a problem with his passport and may well face disciplinary action from manager Louis van Gaal. He was not with the squad for their 3-1 pre-season victory over Barcelona.
However, a report in the Manchester Evening News makes no reference to Rojo's troubles or potential disciplinary action. It does carry quotes from the Dutchman, who revealed that the centre back was supposed to join up with his teammates on Saturday.
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“Marcos Rojo is not here, he shall come on July 25. I want to play always with a left-footed central defender and he can do the job. Maybe he shall play. But other players can play there," he said, according to MEN.
The 25-year-old was given an extended summer break following his efforts at the Copa America, where Argentina fell at the final hurdle against Chile. Almost three weeks later, he was supposed to jet into the States to be with his Manchester United teammates.
And, there was little to suggest that Rojo was experiencing travel problems on his personal Twitter account, with the former Sporting Lisbon star telling his fans he was 'almost back'.
Whatever happens, Rojo will need to hit the ground running when he joins up with the Red Devils squad, with one final pre-season match against Paris Saint-Germain left before the return to England at the end of the month.
The Premier League opener at home to Spurs is then just a week away, and the Manchester United manager will already have a good idea about his starting line-up for that fixture. Having missed the last fortnight, it's no guarantee that Rojo is in the XI.
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