Everton move fell through for Rojo
Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has opened up on a failed move to Everton during the summer transfer window, suggesting his move was blocked.
The Argentine has become somewhat of a bit-part player in recent seasons.
Rojo only featured five times in the Premier League last season.
While some of that was down to injury problems, he also didn’t make the squad on a number of occasions.
Now, after Manchester United signed Harry Maguire over the summer, Rojo has fallen even further down the pecking order.
That led to suggestions that the central defender could leave in the transfer window.
Everton were heavily linked late on in the window, but a move never materialised.
Now, Rojo has revealed why.
“Now I have to fight until December and if it doesn’t work out, I will try to leave”
Speaking during the international break, Rojo suggested that one of Manchester United or manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær blocked his move.
“It’s difficult to leave when you are in such a big club,” Rojo explained, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
“I had the possibility of Everton, but by decisions of the club or the manager, it wasn’t possible.”
Rojo will now have to wait until the January transfer window for a move, and it looks as though he’s set on a departure.
However, he will still fight until December to get game time.
“Now I have to fight until December and if it doesn’t work out, I will try to leave,” Rojo continued.
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