Marcos Rojo reacts to reports of spat with Man United boss Louis van Gaal

Marcos Rojo plays down claims that he had a falling out with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal this season

Marcos Rojo has played down reports suggesting that he has been involved in a spat with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal this season.

The Argentina international was said to have fallen out with Van Gaal after passport issues delayed his return to pre-season action with the Red Devils over the summer.

Despite the claims, Rojo has been a regular fixture in the United first team this season and has made one assist in five Premier League games so far this term.

And the defender insists that his relationship with the Dutchman is completely “normal”.

Rojo told ESPN: “It is normal, as with any other coach.

“I don’t ask him why he includes me in a game when I play, so I don’t have any right in asking him why I don’t play when he decides that I don’t have to do it. It’s as simple as that.

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“Van Gaal does the same as any coach in the world. He decides who plays according to what he sees during the week, he chooses the players that he sees in the best condition and we have to accept all the decisions that the coach takes.

“He is a very professional coach, he wants to get out the very best from each one – that doesn’t mean that he is rough.

“He wants his work to have success and we have to understand what he expects from each one of us.”

Rojo will be hoping to feature when United return to Premier League action with a trip to Watford on Saturday lunchtime.

The Red Devils are currently fourth in the table after their 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford before the international break.

Rojo played 76 minutes of United’s last outing at their home ground.

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