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Marcos Rojo signs new United contract

The defender is now set to stay at Old Trafford until at least 2021.

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Marcos Rojo is set to stay at Manchester United until at least 2021, after signing a contract extension on Friday. The Argentinian defender’s new deal also includes the option for a further year. His existing contract had run since his arrival at Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon in the immediate aftermath of an impressive 2014 World Cup campaign, and had been due to expire at the end of next season.

Quoted on the United website, Rojo said:

“Since I joined Manchester United, it has been everything I thought it would be and more. I am extremely happy to extend my stay at this great club. When I joined, my aim was to help the team win trophies and we have done that over the past couple of seasons. I am working hard to get back on the pitch. I would like to thank the fans for their support and the manager for the confidence and help he has given me both on and off the pitch.”

Though he’s certainly not the world’s most convincing defender, Rojo’s shown enough in over a century of United appearances to justify the extension. Add to that the fact he’s capable of playing everywhere across the back line, and it looks ever more like a no-brainer. Now let’s sort David de Gea’s contract ...