Marcos Rojo’s time at Manchester United is coming to an end after the Argentine is looking to move away in the summer transfer window.
That’s the view of the famous journalist Duncan Castles who claims that OGS doesn’t trust him anymore.
Rojo has only had 192 minutes of Premier League action this season and is behind Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and even Eric Bailly as the 5th choice centre back in the squad.
“I think this is some news that will be well received by a lot of the Manchester United support and that is that Manchester United are tying to sell Marcos Rojo.
“Rojo is open to leaving the club and his agent is exploring options to go elsewhere.
“One of the clubs that have enquired and I’m told are very, very interested in signing him is Fenerbahce.
“The issue here is going to be whether Rojo is prepared to take a pay cut to go to Turkish football and to be a starter rather than be the fifth choice centre-back at United.
“He’s well aware that Solskjaer doesn’t trust him for next season and sees him as expendable as being the centre-back he’s prepared to let go to bring a new centre-back in.
“I’m told he’d prefer to remain in England. He likes the lifestyle here and living in the country and if he could find a Premier League club willing to take him on he would be interested in that move.
“Last summer he had the option and Everton were very keen on signing him but Everton were basically told you cannot afford his salary so forget about it.
“What I’m told reliably is that when Ed Woodward decided to upgrade Rojo’s contract to retain him at Manchester United last season, giving him a new contract until 2021 with an option of a further year, he increased Rojo’s salary to roughly £160,000 a week, roughly £8m a year.
“And that is way above just about any club outside the top six would pay for a starting top centre-back let alone someone who has been a reserve for Manchester United. He’s played just 192 minutes of Premier League football so far this season.
“Rojo is ready to move but his salary has been pushed to such a level by Ed Woodward that I think it’s going to be difficult for him to find a buy who is prepared to take that salary on who Rojo is prepared to move to without some kind of compensation.”
To be fair, Marcos Rojo shouldn’t be anywhere near the starting eleven of a team like Manchester United. And a squad player shouldn’t be earning anywhere near £160,000 a week. That’s just one of the many rash decisions taken by Ed Woodward which he needs to rectify as soon as possible.