There’s no doubt that Manchester United are a club on the rise once again; although the Red Devils still have an enormously long way to go.
In the modern-day game, it all comes down to spending money wisely and making the right signings. Last summer, that’s where United failed. The club have also struggled when it comes to letting players go.
It baffles me when I see squad players like Phil Jones getting new long-term deals after a few good performances. Simply put, that should not be the case.
Another player who is in that sort of situation is Marcos Rojo. Now 29 and somewhat forgotten about, the Argentine has slipped under the radar, collecting his hefty weekly wage without really producing the goods.
Four. That’s how many games Rojo has started for United this season. In fact, that’s the same number of starts he has made for his country. For a man who only signed a new three-year deal less than one year ago, it’s extremely concerning.
As the above tweet shows, Rojo isn’t the only one, but it goes to show how poorly this club is being run right now.
When fully fit, I’d argue that Rojo is still one of our better centre-halves, but dependability relies on availability. Rojo simply doesn’t offer that anymore.
For United, the decision has to be took to let him go. When this summer rolls around, the Reds should be actively shopping Rojo to anyone who’d be interested in buying.
Then comes another problem; United’s inability to get back what they paid for players. I look at Chelsea and Manchester City. Both of whom are great when it comes to negotiating transfer fees. The last time United got a good deal was probably Angel di Maria’s move to Paris Saint-Germain; but even then, the club lost money…
As for Rojo, he needs a fresh start away from United. Perhaps if the club sell a player, it may finally mean they’ll invest in the new, top-class centre-half that they’ve needed for about half a decade.
But, if this club want to move forward, they simply must get better at selling players a year too early rather than a year too late. Rojo is the prime example of that right now, and the sooner he’s gone, the better it’ll be for everyone involved.