Man United manager planning to sell £80,000-a-week defender

Man United value out-of-favour centre-back Marcos Rojo at €8m. Argentina international earns £8m per season, with the reliable transfer insider adding that the defender’s high wages and lack of action previously could hinder a move.

It’s suggested that Serie A could be a favourable destination for Marcos, due to the tax breaks that footballers from overseas receive, Napoli are reportedly keen on the defender.

The Norwegian manager has been impressed since Rojo returned from a loan spell at boyhood club Estudiantes, with the centre-back said to be engaging in double training sessions.

The 30-year-old centre-back was loaned to Estudiantes in the winter transfer window after playing only nine first-team games for Man United in the first half of the campaign, primarily in cup tournaments.

The Argentine centre-back’s hopes of finding his feet in his homeland were dashed though due to constant injury troubles and the suspension of the Argentinean top-flight due to the covid pandemic. Man United signed Marcos for £16m in the summer of 2014, but the defender has now slipped well down the pecking order.

Marcos is behind the likes of Eric Bailly, Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe as a backup option at the heart of the back-line, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer usually opting for Victor Lindelof to start alongside captain Harry Maguire.

Marcos Rojo has played 122 games across all tournaments for the Red Devils, the passion and desire Marcos has shown will undoubtedly see him respected by fans when he leaves.