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Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo signs new contract

MANCHESTER -- Marcos Rojo has signed a new contract with Manchhester United, the club have announced.

Rojo, 27, has signed until 2021 with the option of another season.

The defender has made 105 appearances since arriving from Sporting Lisbon in a £16 million deal in 2014.

"Since I joined Manchester United, it has been everything I thought it would be and more," he said.

"I am extremely happy to extend my stay at this great club. When I joined, my aim was to help the team win trophies and we have done that over the past couple of seasons.

"I am working hard to get back on the pitch [after injury]. I would like to thank the fans for their support and the manager for the confidence and help he has given me both on and off the pitch."

Rojo has not played since the 2-0 win over Huddersfield on Feb.3, but manager Jose Mourinho is hopeful that he will be back soon.

He made 41 appearances last season but has been restricted to just 10 this time.

"Marcos has gone from strength to strength over the past couple of seasons, and has always shown great professionalism," Mourinho said.

"Although his injury has kept him sidelined over these past few weeks, Marcos is working hard to return to full fitness.

"He is always ready to put his body on the line for this club, and I am delighted he has signed a new contract."

Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.

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