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Man United star reveals how Mourinho stopped him from coming to blows with Ibrahimovic

- Marcos Rojo revealed he almost got into a fight with former Man United teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic

- The Argentine defender explained that it took the intervention of Jose Mourinho which could have led to a fight

- The 29-year-old is currently on a loan spell with hometown club Estudiantes after falling out with Solskjaer

Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic nearly fought each other during a training session at Man United, the Argentine defender claims.

It took Jose Mourinho's intervention or the quarrel would have led into a fight between the Man United pair.

Ibrahimovic joined the Red Devils from Paris Saint-Germian and played with Rojo for a season and a half before leaving for the Major League Soccer.

Rojo who is currently on loan with Argentine club Estudiantes told Cielo sports how he got involved in a scuffle with Ibrahimovic.

"Zlatan has a strong character, Ezequiel Lavezzi had warned me," he told the Argentinian outlet.

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"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 you 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"

Rojo started his career with Estudiantes in 2008 before moving to Spartak Moscow three years later. He spent just a year in Russia and earned a move to Sporting.

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Rojo had a breakthrough in bis career when he joined United during the Louis Van Gaal's spell at the club.

The 29-year-old began his career with Estudiantes before moving to Spartak Moscow for three season and then Sporting Lisbon before joining the Premier League.

Rojo who is often rotated in the defensive line has failed to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's line up before going back to his boyhood club.

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