Man United To Complete Transfer Of £80,000-A-Week World Cup Finalist In January

Reports have emanated from various sources Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is interesting Russian outfit Zenit St. Petersburg who want him in January, with the Red Devils’ boss Louis van Gaal ready to listen to offers.

Rojo, 25, only joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2014, and made 22 league appearances in his debut year at the club. But van Gaal is willing to let the Argentinian defender leave as early as January, so says Tom Hopkinson, per the Mirror.

Once of Sporting Lisbon, Rojo fell out of favour with his Dutch boss after failing to report for pre-season duties during United’s pre-season tour of the United States due to problems with his passport. He then aggravated his employers further by playing down the seriousness of a hamstring injury which saw him limp out of United’s game against Southampton last month, says the report.

Rojo was in and out of the Red Devils’ starting XI throughout last season, starting 20 times in 38 games in a campaign which saw United make a return to the Champions League after being out of it for a season.

The versatile left-footer has now made one league appearance for Man United this season, with van Gaal preferring Daley Blind as Chris Smalling’s central defensive partner in the absence of Phil Jones. Even with the absence of first-choice left-back Luke Shaw, van Gaal still preferred the Matteo Darmian and Ashley Young in the left-back role.

Man United were trounced 3-0 by Arsenal on Sunday, with two goals from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil inflicting a heavy defeat on the Gunners.