Marcos Rojo Nears Manchester United Exit to Join Boca Juniors

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is set to join Argentinian club Boca Juniors for an undisclosed fee.

The 30-year-old is set to return to his native Argentina to end seven years in England at Old Trafford.

Manchester United Defender Marcos Rojo Closes in on Move to Boca Juniors

Marcos Rojo Set to Return to Native Argentina

In a United career ravaged with injury, the defender signed in 2014 under Louis van Gaal after performing well at the World Cup. He signed from Sporting Lisbon for a fee of £16 million.

Boca Juniors are set to have beaten competition from Newcastle United and Sheffield United to return to South America and link up with former teammate Carlos Tevez.

Rojo, who spent last season at Estudiantes, struggled for game time under Solskjaer’s tenure, being limited to 45 minutes for the under-23s.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Confirms Rojo Exit

During his press conference, Solskjaer confirmed his departure. He said: “It’s likely that Marcos goes back to Argentina, a little bit of paperwork left to be done, I think. Sergio, I’ve not heard anything there apart from that he’ll be with us for the rest of his contract.”

Having fallen down the pecking order with the Norwegian manager preferring to give chances to youth with Axel Tuanzebe; the versatile defender was kept in the Red Devils 25-man squad, however.

The 30-year-old defender, who can play at both centre-back and left-back made nine appearances last season before the coronavirus pandemic hit. His last appearance in a United shirt came in the 3-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion in November of 2019.

Rojo becomes the latest player to leave Old Trafford as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to trim down his squad. Jesse Lingard completed his move to West Ham United on loan until the end of the season, while Odion Ighalo returned to parent club Shanghai Shenhua after his loan expired.

The transfer will go through past the deadline as Argentinian clubs can sign players until the February 19.

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