Marcos Rojo has risked the wrath of Louis van Gaal after the Manchester United defender was seen smoking outside a nightclub.
The 26-year-old full back has been on international duty with Argentina and video footage has emerged of him taking a drag on what appears to be a cigarette during a night out.
The clip, which captures the Argentine from across the other side of the road, is sure to rankle with Old Trafford manager Van Gaal ahead of the return of the Premier League.
During the clip, uploaded to the Farandula Show YouTube channel, Rojo, who missed a large chunk of this season with a shoulder injury, can be seen laughing and joking with a group of club-goers, including a number of women.
At one point the former Sporting Lisbon star is even seen biting the dress of a blonde woman standing beside him in a seemingly playful, flirtatious manner.
Van Gaal might not be the only person irked by Rojo’s behaviour. He is married to lingerie model Eugenia Lusardo and the couple have a young daughter together.
In December 2014, Rojo had an affair with a woman he met at the Manchester United players’ Christmas party, an encounter that led to a court battle
The woman in question Sarah Watson received the threat of jail, a draconian gagging order and, she says, the outrageous and disturbing claim she was no more than a greedy blackmailer.
Speaking to the Mail On Sunday last April – after the injunction had been lifted – Watson said: ‘People who look after Marcos claimed I had demanded £100,000 to keep quiet about our encounter. But it was a lie and they knew it. They tried to trap me.’
Rojo has now risked being thrust into the spotlight again following this week’s smoking controversy and his United manager Van Gaal is certain to be unhappy with the unwanted attention.
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