Premier League exclusive: Rojo 'categorically not for sale'

Liam Canning
Yahoo Sport UK
Premier League exclusive: Rojo 'categorically not for sale'
Premier League exclusive: Rojo 'categorically not for sale'

Manchester United have informed Marcos Rojo that he is categorically not for sale this summer.

There has been plenty of speculation over the course of the transfer window, but the Red Devils are adamant that the Argentine is to stay in Manchester for the next season.

With Luke Shaw back in the frame after his lengthy spell out on the sidelines, Rojo’s future at Manchester United seems only to be played as an understudy to the England international or one of the centre-backs.

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Two concrete offers have been made to Manchester United from clubs wanting to sign the defender.

But while there has been plenty of interest from all around Europe, many clubs are unwilling to match - or get close to - the Argentine’s current pay package.

Rojo’s fortunes have changed since the arrival of José Mourinho with limited game time and he's slide further down the pecking order than he would like.

Under Louis van Gaal, the auxiliary left-back played 53 times in all competitions and would've been more if not hampered with injuries.

Although Rojo won’t be starting as much as he will want to, Mourinho has made it perfectly clear that he has the Argentine placed in his plans for the immediate future.

Earlier this week, the Portuguese manager said: “I think we'll have a very quiet week in terms of transfers. I am more than happy with the squad.” reiterating the fact that he has a plan for every man in his first-team outfit.

With Manchester United in four competitions this year, Rojo will be called upon plenty of times this season. There will be gruelling Europa League away fixtures to negotiate past and an experienced World Cup runner-up is always useful to have in your squad.

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