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Solskjaer reveals transfer stance on 29-year-old Man Utd defender

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Manchester United do not expect Marcos Rojo to leave before Friday’s transfer deadline.

The Argentine defender had been widely expected to leave the club this month after being on the brink of a move away from Old Trafford in the summer.

But Solskjaer gave an update on Rojo’s future in Tuesday’s press conference ahead of the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg.

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“Marcos has been injured and has been working to get back and get fit again,” Solskjaer said, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.

“At the moment it doesn’t look like [he will leave], no”.

Rojo has been starved of first-team game time this season; he has started only seven games, one of which was in the league as a late replacement for Axel Tuanzebe against Liverpool.

He is behind Tuanzebe, Victor Lindelof, captain Harry Maguire, Phil Jones and potentiality Chris Smalling upon his return from his Roma loan in Solskjaer’s pecking order.

Rojo’s career at Old Trafford seems to have been up for a few years now and it appears United can’t offload the erratic central defender. He has had his struggles with injuries throughout his five-year spell in Manchester, but was handed a three-year-contract by Ed Woodward in March 2018, another sign of the Vice-Executive Chairman’s incompetence.

 

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