Manchester United have no fewer than eight recognised centre-backs on their books. In order to balance the squad, it’s natural that at least one will have to leave. It seems as though a Marcos Rojo transfer is certainly on the cards this summer…
The scoop comes from the Manchester Evening News, who state that United ‘have no plans’ to reintegrate Marcos Rojo into the first-team squad.
What seems crazy to me is that United have apparently tried to sell the defender for 4 of the last 5 seasons. The only time in which they didn’t want to flog the Argentine is when he was suffering from an ACL injury and he’d fail a medical! Considering he’s only been in Manchester for six seasons, that’s pretty damning.
After signing from Sporting Lisbon in a £16million deal back in 2014, United are again looking to sell the 30-year-old Rojo in the next transfer window. However, he’ll only be let go if a suitable offer comes in.
In January, Rojo rejoined his former club, Estudiantes, on loan until the end of the season. He only appeared once and was accused of breaking lockdown rules back in his homeland…
His Estudiantes manager said Rojo was ‘likely’ to go back to United upon his loan deal expiring at the end of June. He’s yet to come back to Manchester and is no longer listed as an Estudiantes player…
Rojo’s future looking bleak
For a player who earns £160,000-a-week, that seems mightily unprofessional and irresponsible. Who knows if he’s even training at this point in time?
Sure, Rojo has been mightily unlucky with injuries. However, I’m not really sure if he’s ever been good enough for high-level European football. With a year left on his current Red Devils deal, the writing is on the wall.
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