Mourinho Claims Defensive Outcast Is Needed And Won’t Be Sold
Jose Mourinho has been busy this transfer window, and it seems to be paying off as the Premier League hits its first international break.
The Portugese boss has added the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to his ranks, and with nine points from nine so far, it couldn’t have gone much better.
And while the incomings have hit the ground running, there has been interest in Marcos Rojo, as he sits on the fringes of the Manchester United first team.
But, according to Yahoo Sport, the Argentine defender is not for sale, and has a role to play in United’s season.
Since signing for the Red Devils from Sporting CP in 2014, the 26-year-old has made 53 appearances, and was one of Louis van Gaal’s trusted defenders.
But now, Mourinho is in charge and has Luke Shaw available again, so the left back slot is occupied – leaving Rojo warming the bench.
Jose has said that he has a clear plan for every member of his first team squad, and can’t wait for the Europa League to start so he can give certain players more game time.
Rojo will be one of those who benefits from Thursday night football, as United face off against Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk.
Mourinho seems to be done in the transfer market, with his new signings doing the job they were brought in to do, and United sitting top of the table.
Speaking about transfers, Mourinho said:
I think we’ll have a very quiet week in terms of transfers.
I am more than happy with the squad.
Rojo’s wages are also a stumbling block for any suitor, as he earns £70,000 per week, putting off many of those that were interested.
Looks like he’ll have to get used to playing on a Thursday night for the foreseeable future.