Marcos Rojo has returned to Manchester after a loan move with boyhood club Estudiantes has ended.
That’s right, eight months after heading back to his homeland of Argentine, the centre-back is in Manchester once again.
The United star returned to Manchester yesterday, taking to his Instagram stories to share a snap of himself, along with his family, flying back into Manchester airport.
Just last month, we covered a story from the Manchester Evening News which claimed that United were looking to sell Rojo as he wasn’t in the club’s plans for next season. At this point, he’s still here…
Check out the snap of Marcos Rojo arriving back in Manchester following his loan spell:
We’re unsure as to why he’s back in Manchester. My best guess is that Rojo is here for talks to sort out his future, though with four weeks to go until the new season starts, United better act quickly.
Finding a buyer for Rojo is probably quite tough due to his rather-high wages. No doubt United are looking for a decent fee for the 30-year-old too – which is something they’ll struggle to get under the current circumstances.
Is there space for Rojo as a squad player…?
Well, he can play at centre-back or left-back. His versatility offers a glimmer of hope – but that’s only if United can’t move him on.
The problem is, Rojo’s injury history is almost as bad as Phil Jones’, so in terms of availability, there’s a real concern there.
For what it’s worth, I like Rojo. He plays with a passion and aggression that this United squad doesn’t have enough of. Yeah, he can cross the line on occasion but that fire can get his teammates up for it when he crunches into a tackle or goes head-to-head with a member of the opposition side.
At this point, it’s looking likely that United will be forced to keep him around as a fifth or sixth-choice option, but hopefully, a permanent buyer emerges.