Manchester United suddenly find themselves within touching distance of the top four. Recently, goals have been plentiful but stopping them at the other end has been a major issue. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has work to do, though before you can buy, players must inevitably be sold. Enter, Marcos Rojo.
Today, the Manchester Evening News ran an exclusive about the Argentine’s future. They state that the 29-year-old United star has been granted time off ahead of a possible January exit from the club.
Rojo actually returned to training over two weeks ago, but flew to Argentina to spend Christmas with his family. United ‘sources’ have told the MEN that the centre-back is on standby ahead of a potential mid-season move.
First and foremost, I’m still confused as to why Phil Jones is still at the club and not rumoured with a potential move away. I’d honestly rather have Rojo over Jones every single day of the week; though both have horrific injury records.
Rojo is a player who has always given his absolute all for this club when out on the field, though the writing was on the wall for him over the summer when he almost joined Everton. It’s clear that Solskjaer wants to take this defence in a different direction.
The concern for me is that the aforementioned Jones, plus Eric Bailly and now Axel Tuanzebe have problems staying fit. It’s why United haven’t really been able to rotate their centre-backs with Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire playing pretty much every game recently.
Sure, it’s probably best that Rojo moves on, I just think there are other players who should go first. Don’t forget that we’ll be getting Chris Smalling back next summer (hopefully anyway). I guess there’s no point in continuing to pay Rojo his expensive wages if he’s constantly out on the treatment table.