Man United to block Marcos Rojo quitting club in January: report

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Manchester United Football Club have been struggling to start off the 2019/20 season, that much is obvious.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a start at trying to fix the issues during the summer, though there’s just too much work to undertake in one transfer window.

Amongst the players who almost left Old Trafford was Marcos Rojo. The Argentine’s proposed deadline day move to Everton fell through at the eleventh hour due to haggling over the £25million transfer fee.

So the logical thought was that Rojo would leave in January. However, that may no longer be the case…

The story comes from The Sun, who state that United will block the 29-year-old from quitting the club during the mid-season window.

Apparently, Everton told Rojo’s advisors that they may come back in with a reduced offer in the new year, though United have told the Argentine that Solskjaer won’t risk weakening his defence at such a crucial period.

With Eric Bailly still sidelined with injury, Chris Smalling out on loan with AS Roma and Phil Jones, well, er, he’s still Phil Jones, there’s a real lack of centre-back depth at Old Trafford right now.

Unless the Reds are willing to dip their toes into the water and signing someone, then keeping Rojo certainly seems like the obvious choice.

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