Marcos Rojo is apparently impressing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in training, though Manchester United are still willing to listen to offers for the Argentine.
The story comes from ESPN, who yesterday claimed that United were struggling to offload fringe players as they look to raise extra funds for signings.
Apparently, United are willing to listen to offers for Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Andreas Pereira and Sergio Romero. However, their high wages are proving to be a stumbling block for potential buying clubs.
All the aforementioned players are attracting interest from elsewhere, though they’ll have to accept pay-cuts to leave Old Trafford.
The interesting one is Rojo. The 30-year-old is seemingly ‘impressing’ Solskjaer in training, as he’s doing double training sessions every day. Furthermore, both Rojo and Smalling have been told they have a chance to secure a spot in United’s first-team squad. That’s due to the fact that the Red Devils’ pursuit of a new centre-back is stalling.
Rojo spent last season on loan with his boyhood club, Estudiantes, though I thought he’d never play for United again. Well, he could be about to get a chance at redemption…
Should Rojo get another chance?
Let’s not beat around the bush, this is United’s fault. Rojo is a player the club have been trying to sell for four of the last five summers. That’s not going to change this time around.
Simply put, this club have given far too much money to fringe players in order to protect their sell-on value. Unfortunately for United, their plan has had the opposite effect. Now, these guys look nigh-on unsellable…
With COVID-19 wreaking havoc within football, money was always going to be tight this summer. When you’re paying huge amounts of money for players who aren’t going to play week-in-week-out, it makes sense to want to sell them before you buy. It’s just that these players won’t want to leave because they won’t find a club willing to pay these gigantic wages.
As for Rojo, that ship has sailed. He plays with a passion and aggression, which I admire. The Argentine can also be extremely naive and he’s a red card waiting to happen. I’d much prefer to see Teden Mengi given a chance instead.