Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seemingly been given an unlikely dilemma heading into the new season after forgotten man Marcos Rojo impressed him in training.
Argentinean defender Rojo had appeared all but certain to leave United this summer having rejoined former club Estudiantes on loan in January.
However, a combination of injury and the coronavirus pandemic meant that the 30-year-old made just one appearance for the La Plata-based club, where he came through the youth system before a 2011 move to Spartak Moscow.
Rojo, who has been capped 61 times by Argentina, voiced his displeasure at the way his loan move had gone last month, claiming that it was a “bittersweet” feeling to return to United, where he has been under contract until 2014 and is now entering the final year of his current deal.
“I have to say goodbye,” he wrote on Instagram, “and I go to sleep choking, with a bittersweet taste, and tasting the anger of knowing that the effort and the desire to return did not bring much football.”
However, and unease he felt at returning to United has seemingly not been on show according to a report from ESPN.
They claim that Rojo has turned Solskjaer’s head by putting in impressive displays in training, where he has also been willing to partake in double sessions.
Rojo is still likely to be allowed to leave this summer though, with a return to Argentina on the cards.
He is seen as one of a batch of fringe players United could offload in order to raise funds for new additions, although their high wages are said to be making it difficult to get them off the books.
Goalkeeper Sergio Romero is attracting plenty of interest following the return of Dean Henderson from his loan spell at Sheffield United, with Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Andreas Pereira also available.
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