For all the woes suffered by Manchester United over the past few seasons, the defence at Old Trafford has been one of their main strengths. The Red Devils conceded the joint-fewest number of goals in the Premier League last season, and are already on course to repeat the achievement. The arrival of Eric Bailly from Villarreal, as well as rumours linking the club to Jose Fonte and Fabinho, have led to questions over the future of some of the back-line. Despite reports previously claiming that a transfer to Valencia was imminent, it now appears that Marcos Rojo will be keeping his place at United.
The Argentine international was one of the first signings made by former manager Louis van Gaal, with the intention of using him as a versatile centre-back or left-back. However, the 26-year-old has had limited appearances for the club due to repeated injuries and the form of other options. The current trio of Bailly, Blind and Smalling have been more than capable under Jose Mourinho, keeping Rojo sat on the substitute bench.
Although the Red Devils have received two formal offers for Rojo, negotiations are believed to have broken down because of the defender’s high wage demands. The current boss also apparently wants him to remain at the club to cover in the event of another injury crisis, and does not intend to sell this summer.