Duncan Castles: Manchester United trying to sell Marcos Rojo

Duncan Castles: Manchester United trying to sell Marcos Rojo

Duncan Castles has made the rather straightforward claim that Manchester United are attempting to offload Marcos Rojo this summer.

The Argentine has struggled to recover any kind of form or fitness since suffering a terrible injury during the Europa League final two seasons ago.

Rojo has never truly cemented his place in the starting XI since his arrival to United and has suffered the same fate as his defensive teammates.

Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and even Eric Bailly’s injury proneness has seen them struggle to become top players for the club and it seems they’ve finally lost their patience with the former Sporting man.

With Victor Lindelof the remaining centre-back, that leaves the Red Devils with five options for two positions in the starting XI so it’s no surprise to see Marcos linked with departing the club.

According to the Express, Castles said: “I think this is some news that will be well received by a lot of the Manchester United support and that is that Manchester United are trying to sell Marcos Rojo.

“Rojo is open to leaving the club and his agent is exploring options to go elsewhere. One of the clubs that have enquired and I’m told are very, very interested in signing him is Fenerbahce.

“The issue here is going to be whether Rojo is prepared to take a pay cut to go to Turkish football and to be a starter rather than be the fifth choice centre-back at United.

“He’s well aware that Solskjaer doesn’t trust him for next season and sees him as expendable as being the centre-back he’s prepared to let go to bring a new centre-back in.”

It’s believed that along with a huge transfer budget, Ole will also be allowed to spend any money he makes from selling players so it makes sense he would attempt to offload the unneeded ones.

Though the Norwegian didn’t sign anyone in the January transfer window, he did immediately move on Marouane Fellaini due to the excessive number of midfielders.

Doing the same with Rojo is the right move so that he could then shift the deadwood out as well.

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