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Marcos Rojo's agent denies rumours of Napoli transfer

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The agent of Manchester United's Marcos Rojo has declared him "happy" at the club, despite rumours linking him with a move to Napoli.

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Manchester United's Marcos Rojo is "happy" at the club, according to his agent Carlos Gonçalves. Persistent rumours have linked the Argentine defender with a move to Serie A giants Napoli, though when quizzed on them by the local Radio Kiss Kiss station, Gonçalves insisted that Rojo isn't going anywhere anytime soon:

"There is no need to talk about it. The player is happy at United and has no intention of leaving the club."

This undoubtedly seems like good news for United, as there was some fear over the summer that Rojo would depart. He reportedly angered Louis van Gaal by failing to renew his passport and missing a chunk of United's pre-season, though Luke Shaw's recent injury suggests he's going to feature as a first team regular for the remainder of the campaign.

Though he's certainly not positionally perfect, and his technique on the ball isn't as sharp as a natural full-back's, he's still more than good enough to do a job at United. Without the couple of important last-ditch tackles he made at Southampton on the weekend, we probably wouldn't have won the game. Add to that his healthy potential for Rafaelesque aggression, and we're hoping he's here for the long haul.