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Marcos Rojo of Manchester United

Marcos Rojo

Marcos Rojo is set to be sold by Manchester United as the club want to free up funds for Kalidou Koulibaly, according to the Metro. The Argentine has struggled to remain fit this season and has appeared in just two Premier League games so far.

United have preferred a pairing of Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof, with Phil Jones coming in recently for the injured Smalling.

The report adds that Rojo was sent back from the training camp in Dubai due to fitness issues and Koulibaly is a priority for United’s board.

However, the Senegal defender might only come in the summer as Napoli seem uninterested in selling the 27-year-old, according to the Metro.

Kalidou Koulibaly

The report adds that United would have to break the world-record fee for a defender if they are to sign Koulibaly but a bigger problem lies in selling Rojo.

The Argentine attracted interest from Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer. However, it is unlikely that United can sell the 28-year-old Argentine this window due to his wages and injury problems.

United have struggled to keep the goals out this season and have conceded 32 from just 22 Premier League games. We could have been in for a hammering on Sunday had it not been for the exploits of David De Gea against Tottenham.

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It will be interesting to see how much we can get from Rojo’s sale, given he hasn’t played many games this season. But we will free up the wage bill with his departure.