Signed from Portuguese side Sporting CP in the summer of 2014, Marcos Rojo’s career at Manchester United has been plagued by injuries and inconsistent form.
The tough-tackling Argentine has been restricted to limited appearances for the Red Devils since his arrival at Old Trafford, and played just 211 minutes of Premier League football last season.
Now, The Daily Record claim that United are struggling to find another team interested enough in buying the versatile defender this summer.
The report adds that the Manchester side have placed a £25m valuation on Rojo’s head and that it has proven to be prohibitive, particularly with the centre-back’s reported £8m annual salary.
After hearing the news the club were having difficulties in moving the out-of-favour Argentine out the door, United fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the matter.
Some Red Devils supporters seemed to be in agreement that the 29-year-old wasn’t worth the amount the club were looking to sell him for and instead suggested that they would be “very lucky” to get just £10m.
Others however were far more reluctant to see him leave and claimed that he is amongst the side’s best defensive options, and is even better than summer target Harry Maguire.
Check out some of the mixed reaction of United fans below:
£25M? If anyone pays anywhere near that, it’ll be daylight robbery.
— AH (@AinsleyMUFC) July 8, 2019
They’ll never sell him for £25 mill. He’s not worth anything like that. Be v. lucky to get £10 mill.
— Rupert Clark (@refc160) July 8, 2019
Rojo is currently our 2nd best CB why would we sell him before the others???
— Stephen (@stephen7_) July 8, 2019
Rojo is the top priority to sell defensively! Injury prone and not good enough! A £15M bid is acceptable tbh but dunno why he wants to stay in the Premier League (other than high wages) as he probably wouldn’t even be bought by a top half team
— Sean (@Football_Sean1) July 8, 2019
I would prefer rojo as backup instead of players like smalling, jones , lingard, young playing for the club.
— Abhishek N (@abhis677) July 8, 2019
should try to get him 100% fit instead, he’s better than Maguire
— Olawale Morrett (@OlaMorrett) July 8, 2019
He’s shocking. Who values him at £25m? Little wonder that nobody is willing to pay that and his wages…
— Sandy (@ajho75) July 8, 2019
You can thank LVG for buying him and Jose for extending his contract. The man murders the title footballer
— Pete H (@Constcrepe) July 8, 2019
Christ, sell him and I’ll give him a lift to the airport myself.
I will even pay the obscene car park fee.
— Jog on (@jogonnowttosee) July 8, 2019