When Louis Van Gaal signed Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon in 2016, after only hearing good things about the player. Many thought he would become a first-team centre half regular. However, unfortunately for the Red Devils, Marcos Rojo’s career has been nothing short of disappointing.
After being injury prone ever since joining the club, his career at Man United has been under speculation for the past couple of seasons now. However, to the surprise of most fans, Rojo stated during a conversation with Soljasker to El Dia “He said that I was in his plans, that I’m an important player and that he wanted me to return to full fitness, to be able to count on me in the first team.”
For United fans, this comes very unexpectedly. In a window where the deadwood looks surely ready to be cleared out, one would assume Rojo would be a part of this clear-out, having barely featured under Solskjaer last term.
With Man United linked to Ajax’s young and promising centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, you’d think that that would be the standard Solskjaer is looking for to finally replace Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand these many years later (A problem that should have been sorted a long time ago).
Not someone to the equivalent of the Phil Jones and Chris Smalling level. At 29 and unable to finish the 90 minutes in his mere six appearances last season, perhaps it’s time to get rid.
Solskjaer has some tough decisions to make, and the Argentine has to be one of them surely. In a new era for the Red Devils, players like Rojo have to be bumped off the wage bill along with others who are happy to sit around and collect at the end of the week.
Granted Rojo does leave everything on the pitch, but in most cases is a liability – Solskjaer can not afford that going into next season.
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