Fenerbahce remain interested in Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo

Argentinean centre-back Marcos Rojo remains a target for Turkish club Fenerbahce, despite the 28-year-old turning down their advances in the summer, according to Fotomac.

What’s the word?

Throughout a pre-season window where Jose Mourinho looked to bring fresh faces into his defensive roster, one old face could have been leaving when Fenerbahce showed interest in Marcos Rojo.

Wolverhampton Wanderers were also keen on signing the former Mourinho favourite after securing their promotion back to the Premier League but like the Yellow Canaries, saw the 28-year-old remain at Manchester United.

The 6 foot 2 centre-half had expressed his desire to fight for a spot at Old Trafford, as told to Ole via Sport Witness, but having returned from injury on September 15, is yet to feature for the first team since his countries World Cup exit to eventual winners France.

Injuries played their part in the situation leading to the Red Devils being open to selling Rojo, having missed a majority of last season with a cruciate ligament rupture leading into fitness concerns.

Why would they let him go?

After no new players in defence were signed, United could be deemed as crazy to let one of their first string defenders leave.

If Mourinho has no faith in the Argentinean anymore, though, his departure would open funds to a replacement more to the Portuguese’s taste.

The same argument also goes towards fellow defender Eric Bailly, who appears to have massively fallen out of favour with the United boss that often opts for the limited talents of Victor Lindelof instead.

Without either one of Rojo or Bailly, the depth chart at the AON Training Complex would be seriously thin with just Chris Smalling and Phil Jones as the first team’s out and out centre-backs alongside Lindelof.

Therefore it would not be crazy to see the likes of Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic selected in the backline after the Spaniard started there against Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the season.