It was reported over the summer that, following Shkodran Mustafi’s move to Arsenal, Valencia had pin-pointed the 26-year-old as a potential replacement.
The Argentine, determined to impress under Jose Mourinho, remained at Old Trafford despite being a fringe player at the time, and now features regularly following a series of commanding displays alongside Phil Jones.
And according to Calcio Mercato, Rojo’s recent rise to prominence has not gone unnoticed by manager Cesare Prandelli, who has made a bid for the defender.
Perhaps Rojo would entertain the prospect of leaving Old Trafford if he was still on the periphery of proceedings, reduced to the occasional substitute appearance. Moving to a Valencia side in desperate need of defensive solidity would, in this case, make sense.
But the Argentine, almost out of nowhere, is currently enjoying his finest spell at the club since arriving in 2014. His partnership with Jones continues to blossom, and the pair are virtually undroppable. The confidence sapped, immobile liability of recent times has been replaced with a new veneer of assurance and power, and United fans won’t want to see him go anywhere this January.