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Boca Juniors interested in Marcos Rojo

Could the Argentine finally be leaving United permanently?

Manchester United Training and Press Conference Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images

It feels like Manchester United have been trying to flog Marcos Rojo ever since he arrived at Old Trafford on the back of an impressive series of performances at the 2014 World Cup, though so far the only move that has materialised is January’s loan switch to his boyhood club Estudiantes. Rojo made one appearance for the club before world football shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, ESPNFC are reporting that Rojo could be set to stay in Argentina long-term, with Boca Juniors said to be interested in snapping him up. The 30-year-old has long been a fixture in the Argentine national side, though his place may start to come under threat if he doesn’t play enough first team football. He’s made only 17 Premier League appearances for United in the last three seasons.

Suffice to say, if a fee can be agreed, this would be a good move for all involved. It’s clear that Rojo isn’t particularly highly rated, and though he’s a versatile defensive option, United already have a few of those, including younger players like Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah. United should be looking to move him on and bring through some of their academy talent.