The Argentine defender has lifted the lid on his bust-up using the Swedish centre-forward in their time at Old Trafford.

Marcos Rojo has shown the reason for his dressing room altercation with Zlatan Ibrahimovic when the pair were at Manchester United together.

Argentine defender Rojo and Swedish striker Ibrahimovic — at Estudiantes and AC Milan, respectively — were team-mates at Old Trafford between 2016 and 2018, winning the League Cup and the Europa League together.

However, the pair have been involved in a significant bust-up following a training ground incident escalated, leading to then-manager Jose Mourinho being made to break up things.

“Zlatan has a strong personality, Ezequiel Lavezzi had cautioned me,” Rojo told Cielo Sports .

“I knew he wanted us to give him the ball all the time, but through a match stage I watched him ask for it and I did not give it to him. I handed it to Paul Pogba.

“Then he began yelling at me, raising his hands, and telling me lots of things in English and Spanish.

“I said to him:’What is happening with you, big nose? Shut up’. I knew that if he caught me he’d kill me the only thing for me to do was to face him.

“When he entered the locker room, I immediately told him to shut his mouth and stop yelling.

“We began to insult each other, and all our team-mates were watching us.

“And in the center, Jose Mourinho was trying to calm us down.”

Rojo returned to his native Argentina on a six-month loan deal in the January transfer window, his first move away from United since joining from Portuguese side Sporting in 2014.

However, his contract at Old Trafford runs into the summer of 2021, meaning he may yet go on to attribute for the Red Devils again.

Ibrahimovic, meanwhile, in age 38, has since gone on to play LA Galaxy at MLS and returned to former club AC Milan last month on a free transfer, handling three goals and one assist in eight games across all competitions thus far.

Manchester United follow up Monday night’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea with a visit to Belgium after this week, where they’ll face Club Brugge at the Europa League.