Marcos Rojo opens up on failed Everton move

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.

Zlatan & the Europa League trophy

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – MAY 24: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United, Eric Bailly of Manchester United and Marcos Rojo of Manchester United take a selfie photograph with the trophy after the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

“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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Man United’s Victor Lindelof boycotts the Swedish media

One of Rojo’s rivals for a spot at Manchester United is Victor Lindelof.

The Swedish defender has featured in all of Man United’s Premier League games so far this season, alongside Maguire.

But, on the international stage, he’s been in the headlines for off-field reasons.

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