Manchester United have told defender Marcos Rojo that he can leave the Old Trafford following the arrival of Harry Maguire at United.
The Red Devils have completed the record signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester City for £80m and now manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has 6 central defenders at his disposal including Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Axel Tuanzebe, and Marcos Rojo to chose from. (Not counting Eric Bailly who is out until December).
Given the fact that Manchester United will roll with only 2 central defenders at the back, at least 2 of them from our current crop are surplus to requirements this season.
As per the reports, Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have consequently told Marcos Rojo that his services won’t be required at the Old Trafford this season.
The Argentinian signed for Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon for £16m in 2014 after his world-cup heroics in the summer.
However, thanks to his persistent injury problems, the versatile defender never really managed to live up to his potential, spending most of his time on the bench or a medical room.
While Everton were interested in the services of the 29-year-old last season, the Toffees refused to pay the United’s asking price of £30m for Rojo.
But, as it turns out, with another season spent mostly on the sidelines, the Red Devils are ready to let go of the Argentinian for £25m as Everton have yet again registered an interest in Rojo’s services.
The Toffees are reportedly looking to negotiate a deal to bring down the asking price of Marcos Rojo, and Manchester United are expected to be more flexible in their negotiation this time around.
Apart from Marcos Rojo, Matteo Darmian is another player who has been told to find a new club, however, the Italian is looking for a move back to his home country where the transfer window will be open until the 23rd of August, so United will have plenty of time to sort that one out.