Ah, that’s why we haven’t got rid.
It’s not a shock to hear that Manchester United are struggling to find a new home for Marcos Rojo having reportedly slapped a £25m price tag on the Argentina international.
According to the Daily Record, Rojo’s £8m annual salary (£150,000-a-week) has contributed to limiting the defender’s options this summer.
Rojo was never cut out to be a United defender and sums up the level of mediocrity at the club these past years, since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
Mad as a brush and never the one to pull out of a tackle, Rojo isn’t a player you can relax with knowing he’s starting for your team in any specific game. He’s likely to do anything.
You need players like that from time to time, but they must also cut the mustard and have something more than a mad streak about their game.
Strikers definitely look towards defenders like Rojo and fancy themselves. Not just Rojo, it feels unfair to single him out, but most of the defenders currently at United.
It goes without saying I’m referring to Phil Jones and Chris Smalling.