United Want Rojo To Stay, Reveals Agent
Manchester United want Marcos Rojo to stay at the club, according to his agent Carlo Goncalves.
Rojo is yet to play a game for United in the Premier League this season. He did make a cameo appearance in the Community Shield win against Leicester, but has failed to impress manager Jose Mourinho.
With United having signed Eric Bailly from Villarreal for £30 million in the summer, and Luke Shaw returning to full fitness after missing a majority of last season due to a double leg fracture, Rojo’s chances are bound to be limited this season.
However, United have made it known to Rojo that he is an important part of their team, and they want him to stay. The club has received several offers for the Argentinian defender, but they were all turned down.
Carlos Goncalves told SportWitness: “Manchester United rejected several offers from England and from abroad to sell the player. Manchester United want him to stay.”
Rojo moved to Old Trafford in 2014 from Sporting Lisbon, and has made 58 appearances for United, scoring one goal. However, he has struggled for fitness due to constant niggling injuries since his £16 million switch to the Theatre of Dreams.
While he may not play many games in the Premier League, Rojo may see a lot of his game time come in Cup competitions. Mourinho has confirmed that he is determined to make sure all his players get a chance to play and prove their worth, and will look to the Cup competitions as the perfect place to do just that.
Players such as Ashley Young, Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Morgan Schneiderlin, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Michael Carrick, Ander Hererra and Marcus Rashford may struggle to find a regular run of Premier League games, and will thus aim to showcase their abilities once United kick off their Europa League campaign as well as their defence of the FA Cup. They will also participate in the EFL cup, and Rojo will hope to play a major role in such tournaments.
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