Marcos Rojo will ‘try to leave’ Man United in January so he can play international football

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Manchester United signed Harry Maguire this summer with the Red Devils finally strengthening an overwhelmingly poor defence.

With one player coming in, someone must leave in order to balance the books. It was Chris Smalling who’d depart as the Englishman headed to AS Roma on loan.

For me, though, it should have been Marcos Rojo. The Argentine has spent far too much time out injured and at this point, he’s more of a hindrance than a help.

Well, for those who, like me, want Rojo gone, we’ve just received some good news and it comes directly from the horse’s mouth.

The 29-year-old United centre-back has admitted he’ll ‘continue to fight’ until January, though if he’s not selected, he’ll try to leave so he can play international football – as he’d like to take part in World Cup qualifiers and the Copa America…

“Scaloni told me that he was happy because I played during pre-season, he saw me doing well and that’s why I was called up but I Have to play. I know that to be in the Argentina national team, you have to continue to play for your club and when you play, you have to do well.” Rojo is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.

“It costs to leave a club so big but I think of my career and of wanting to be in the Argentina national team. I’ll continue to fight until January and if I’m not picked, I will try to leave because the World Cup qualifiers are coming as well as the Copa America and I don’t want to watch that again from home.”

It’s understandable that at this stage in his career Rojo wants to be playing with regularity, and no doubt that he’s coming towards the end of his international career so he may not have many more chances to go to a major tournament.

If the right offer comes in when January rolls around, United should take the deal and move away from Rojo. I actually don’t mind him as a defender, it’s just the jagged injury history and occasional rashness which can cost us. I’d much prefer to see his minutes handed to, say, Axel Tuanzebe.

Hopefully, Rojo doesn’t let his attitude and standards drop over the next few months, but I really do believe he’ll be playing his football elsewhere in 2020.

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