Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has admitted that he has white line fever.
The Argentine international centre back reveals the extent of his ‘split personality’ and explains how his upbringing in La Plata has shaped his entire approach to defending.
“I’m totally different off the field to what I am on it,” the South American told United Review.
“People who know me, like my Mum and my partner for example, always say to me: ‘How come you are so different off the field when you are always chilled out and smiling whereas, when you step out on to the pitch, your face changes’… They say it’s like someone else is going out there to play!
“But I am not scared to put in a challenge,” the tough no.5 continues.
“What it is, from being a young kid, I used to play football around my neighbourhood in La Plata with kids who were much older than me. I would be aged 10 and playing against lads who were 18 and they would play hard and not hold back, and that’s how I grew up.”