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Manchester United Defender Told He Can Leave By Jose Mourinho

Manchester United Antonio Valencia (R) and Marcos Rojo

According to Duncan Castles of One World Sports, Marcus Rojo has been deemed surplus to requirements at Manchester United.


Though midfielders Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini were suspected to be the first victims of the ruthless Jose Mourinho, Manchester United’s defence is no longer safe either.

With the recent signing of Eric Bailly, the new manager is beginning to set his back four in stone, which means bad news for the likes of Marcus Rojo.

Marcos Rojo

Castles reports that the Argentine is now considering offers from Spain, Italy and far-flung places such as the cash rich Chinese League. Signed for £16m in 2014 after a superb cameo at that year’s World Cup, Rojo has failed to replicate that form at Old Trafford.

38 league appearances in two seasons tells his story, as injuries have curtailed his progress in Manchester.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Theo Walcott of Arsenal and Marcos Rojo of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on February 28 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

The impending return of young English left-back Luke Shaw also restricts Rojo’s game-time, as the former Sporting Lisbon star can play at both centre-back and full-back.

Manchester United are therefore willing to allow the 26-year-old to leave for just £10m, as rumours abound over potential blockbuster defensive recruits such as Everton’s John Stones and Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane.

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