Marcos Rojo recalls explosive dressing room bust-up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Marcos Rojo recalls explosive dressing room bust-up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Marcos Rojo recalls explosive dressing room bust-up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Argentine defender Marcus Rojo has revealed that he almost came to blows with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Manchester United dressing room during his time at the club.

Head coach Jose Mourinho was forced to calm things down after Rojo had gone for the Swedish superstar in the dressing room after one of their games this coming after Zlatan had insulted him in a game.

In an interview with Cielo Sports, Rojo said: “Zlatan has a strong character, Ezequiel Lavezzi had warned me.

"I knew he wanted us to give him all the balls, but during a game phase I saw him ask for it and I didn't give it to him. I passed it to Paul Pogba.

"Then he started yelling at me, raising his hand, and telling me a lot of things in Spanish and English. I said to him: 'what's going on with your big nose? Shut up...'

"I knew that if he caught me, he would kill me so the only thing for me to do was face him. When he entered the locker room, I directly told him to close his mouth and stop yelling.

"We started to insult each other and all our teammates were watching us. And in the middle, José Mourinho was trying to calm us down."

RojoMarcos Rojo recalls explosive dressing bust-up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic has since departed United on loan for hometown club Estudiantes with Ibrahimovic heading to LA Galaxy before returning to Europe with AC Milan last month.

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