Marcos Rojo ‘considering move away from Man United this summer’ amid interest from clubs in Italy, Spain and France as Old Trafford club chase Harry Maguire
Marcos Rojo ‘is considering a move away from Manchester United this summer’ as the Old Trafford club continue their pursuit of Harry Maguire.
The Argentine centre-half believes his opportunities will be limited next season despite performing well on the club’s pre-season tour of Australia and the Far East.
United are inching closer to a deal for Leicester City and England defender Maguire, who missed training on Monday after calling in sick.
Marcos Rojo ‘is considering a move away from Man United this summer’ amid intense competition for the central defensive positions
The Argentina international (left) has impressed during United’s pre-season tour
And his arrival would almost certainly squeeze game time for Rojo, who also faces competition from Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe.
According to ESPN FC, Rojo is attracting interest from Italy, France and Spain if he chooses to leave United after five years.
Rojo, 29, signed for United from Sporting Lisbon in a £16million transfer when Louis van Gaal was appointed as manager in the summer of 2014.
Rojo is pictured posing for a selfie with a fan ahead of Tuesday’s friendly with Kristiansund
United are trying to close a deal for Leicester City and England centre-back Harry Maguire
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has plenty of options at centre-back
The Argentina international has played 113 matches for the club, winning the FA Cup and EFL Cup.
But a combination of injury setbacks and competition for places has meant Rojo has featured in just 14 Premier League matches since the beginning of the 2017-18 season.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted the defender had ‘taken his chance’ after impressing in the first 45 minutes of United’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Shanghai last week.
Rojo was also included in the 26-man United squad which travelled to Oslo for a friendly against Solskjaer’s home town club Kristiansund on Tuesday night.