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Ex-Manchester United man Marcos Rojo sent off for Boca Juniors after two yellow cards in TWO MINUTES

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Ex-Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo sent Boca Juniors off the field after receiving two yellow cards in TWO MINUTES against fierce rivals River Plate in the final disciplinary period

  • Marcos Rojo was sent off on Sunday in Boca Juniors’ 2-1 loss at River Plate
  • The ex-Man United defender received two yellow cards in two minutes
  • The red card comes months after he hit a guard after a game
  • Rojo has been sent off five times but never saw a red card as a Man United player











Marcos Rojo must have dreamed of playing River Plate in the Superclasico when he joined Boca Juniors earlier this year, but his taste of Argentina’s biggest fixture for fans didn’t last long.

The former Manchester United defender was only sent off in the 16th minute of Sunday’s game at River’s Monumental stadium after being shown two yellow cards in two minutes.

The red card cost his team dearly, as Julian Alvarez struck twice for River in the first half.

Marcos Rojo was sent off in Boca Juniors’ 2-1 defeat at rivals River Plate in Superclasico

The former Manchester United defender received two yellow cards in two minutes

The former Manchester United defender received two yellow cards in two minutes

Boca managed to avoid a humiliating result and managed to get the goal back through Carlos Zambrano in extra time, but still lost 2-1 as some 50,000 River fans celebrated victory in the first Superclasico since 2019 took place for fans.

Rojo earned his first yellow for a wild lunge on Braian Romero in the middle of the park and protested to the referee after being shown the card.

However, the booking did little to calm him down and less than 60 seconds later he bumped into Agustin Palavecino on the edge of the area and was shown a second yellow, much to the delight of the cheering home fans.

Rojo earned his first yellow in the derby for a wild outburst on River's Braian Romero

Rojo earned his first yellow in the derby for a wild outburst on River’s Braian Romero

It is not the first time that Rojo has been in trouble since he returned to Argentina.

Three months ago, he and several Boca teammates got into a massive brawl during a Copa Libertadores game against Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro, which led to Rojo punching a guard.

Boca was left furious after a goal by Marcelo Weigandt was controversially disallowed by VAR in the second leg of their 16 draw against Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro.

He then received a fifth red card in his career after coming against River's Agustin Palavecino.  had clattered

He then received a fifth red card in his career after coming against River’s Agustin Palavecino. had clattered

The match went to penalties where Boca was defeated 3-1 and the evening quickly fell into chaos as the Argentine side attempted to break into the Mineiro dressing room before later clashing with police, who used tear gas in response.

Rojo’s red card in such a crucial game will come as no surprise to Manchester United fans who remember his time at the club.

Remarkably, in his six years in the Premier League, the Argentine was never ejected, although he had more than a few near misses.

Rojo punched a guard after Boca's defeat to Atletico Mineiro in July

Rojo punched a guard after Boca’s defeat to Atletico Mineiro in July

Then Watford boss Marco Silva complained that Rojo was not sent off in November 2017 in a 4-2 home loss to United after catching Roberto Pereyra and being given a penalty after already being shown a yellow card.

Rojo was also lucky not to see a red card in a 1-1 draw at Everton in December 2016 after a reckless foul on Idrissa Gueye, while he could also have been sent off twice against Chelsea.

Remarkably, Rojo was never sent to Manchester United, but he had many close calls

Remarkably, Rojo was never sent to Manchester United, but he had many close calls

The Argentine appeared to beat Eden Hazard in a 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Stamford Bridge in 2017, while Chelsea’s then-boss Maurizio Sarri thought he should have been sacked in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in April 2019.

Sunday’s quick double-book against River was the fifth time Rojo has been ejected in his career.

He received three red cards while a Sporting Lisbon player – all for double bookings – and was sent off for an outright red card early in the 2016 Copa America final between Argentina and Chile.

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