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Man Utd must get rid of Marcos Rojo after Fabrizio Romano update

Manchester United are ‘open’ to allowing Marcos Rojo to leave Old Trafford before the transfer window closes later today.

What’s the word?

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed on Friday that Rojo is set to return to his homeland of Argentina.

The 30-year-old has been told he has no future at Old Trafford as Solskjaer deems him surplus to requirements.

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According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Argentinian centre-back is close to completing a deal to sign for Boca Juniors.

Rojo joined the Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon for £16m on an initial five-year contract in August 2014 but he has not featured at all for United this season and made just one start in the Premier League last season before leaving for Estudiantes on a short-term loan deal.

Get rid of him

To his immense credit, Solskjaer has been nothing short of ruthless in clearing out the deadwood with third-choice goalkeeper Sergio Romero set for the Old Trafford exit as the club have decided not to renew his contract.

And now, it seems Rojo may be about to follow suit, although a move still has not been formally completed.

With time starting to run out, Solskjaer needs to pick up where he left off by getting rid of Rojo as well.

It might sound harsh, but the stats don’t lie, and he simply isn’t up to the standards of being a regular starter under Solskjaer. In actual fact, it’s fair to say that he hasn’t been for quite some time.

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In his last season alone at Old Trafford, he played just three games in the Premier League, with two of those appearances coming off the bench as a substitute, averaging just one tackle per game, via WhoScored, earning a low match rating of 6.13 in the process.

For context, that would rank him the joint second-lowest in the current United squad below the likes of Axel Tuanzebe (6.19) and Eric Bailly (6.43).

Considering the fact he earns around £80,000-per-week at Old Trafford, with an annual salary of £4,160,000, that means each top-flight appearance cost roughly £1,360,000. Say no more.

It’s about time Solskjaer cut his losses once and for all.

AND in other news, Manchester United should sign Sergio Ramos after transfer update

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