Argentine defender Rojo officially tells Solskjaer he wants to be a Manchester United player this summer
Marcos Rojo has confirmed he wants to stay at Manchester United, despite holding recent discussions with Boca Juniors.
The 29 year-old signed a three-year contact extension in 2018, prior to which he featured sporadically in the United squad and was on the sidelines for seven months with a cruciate knee ligament injury.
He has barely featured for United this season under both Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and only managed eight appearances for the club as Vitcor Lindelöf, Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling become the preferred choices of the two bosses at Old Trafford/.
And that led to speculation that he would be one of a number of possible exits this summer as United seek to revamp the side, with Rojo revealing that he was approached by 33-time title winners Boca Juniors prior to clarifying his future at United.
However, he has now told Solskjaer that he intends to stay at United this summer.
“For now I would like to stay at United,” Rojo told El Dia.
“I spoke to the manager before the end of the season and we spoke about his plans for me.
“He said that I was in his plans, that I’m an important player and that he wanted me to return to full fitness, to be able to count on me in the first team. It’s now time to rest and spend time with my family before returning to England.”
Solskjaer will be looking to do a lot of transfer business over the next few months and bring in a number of world class players, meaning Rojo would fall even further down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
So even though he has been a decent servant to the club and has shown a desire to stay, United may need to get him off the wage bill to help finance the imminent arrivals at the club.
Rojo is not needed at Old Trafford any longer and Solskjaer needs to make the decision to sell him rather then let him just keep the bench warm.