Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to be brutal this summer. Manchester United have been carrying dead wood and over-paid, over-hyped players for far too many seasons.
Most critical assessments of the club’s prospects have indicated that if they are to have even the faintest glimmer of success from next season, their transfer plans have to change.
While there has been plenty of news regarding the possibility of arrivals at Old Trafford, the rumor mills have been relatively quiet about exits apart from Sanchez, Pogba, and Lukaku, who are perhaps more headline fodder than anything else.
However, now there is definitive news that one of the players who was expected to be sold will be kept.
Marcos Rojo, in an interview with El Dia, revealed: “For now, continue with United. I talked to the coach before the holidays and what he planned to do with me. He told me that he had me in mind, that he was an important player, that he was going to take me into account and that he wanted me to recover well so I could count on me in the first team. Now to rest, be with my family before returning to England.”
It is interesting to see how fans of the Red Devils receive this development. Cutting the Argentine some slack, it has to be stated that his lackluster performances have been largely due to injuries.
Rojo also added that he received offers from elsewhere: “Nico Burdisso called me, he was my teammate in the national team. He called me when he took over at Boca,’ said Rojo. At that time I was not playing. I thanked him but I told him that my intention was to continue in Manchester. Boca are a great team, but for the moment I want to continue in Europe.”