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Man United set asking price for defender finally heading for Old Trafford exit

Manchester United hope to ignite a bidding war for defender Marcos Rojo this summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to rebuild his squad.

Rojo, 30, has been deemed surplus to requirements and is finally heading for the Old Trafford exit door after leaving on loan for Estudiantes in January.

The Mirror report that fellow Argentinian side Boca Juniors have joined Estudiantes in the race to sign Rojo permanently with United hoping the two clubs will become embroiled in a transfer battle.

Rojo has played just once since moving back to his native Argentina after suffering a knee injury, but Estudiantes are keen to keep the versatile defender who is now fit again.

It is claimed that Boca are also exploring the possibility of signing Rojo and United have set a £12m asking price for his services.

If the £12m price tag is met, United will have done good business on an erratic, injury-prone defender who has just a year left on his current contract.

Regardless of the transfer uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic, Solskjaer needs to continue to shape his squad this summer and that includes offloading players that are not part of his future plans.

Rojo symbolises the old regimes of Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal rather than the Norwegian’s progressive approach and it looks like he has played his last game in the red of United.

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