Sheffield United want Marcos Rojo – A good deal for everyone involved?
According to Daily Mail, Marcos Rojo is one of the names being considered by Sheffield United to shore up their defence. The Blades are bottom of the table, failing to win even one game as they are reeling from Jack O’Connell’s knee injury. On the other hand, the Manchester United outcast has not featured even once this season but remains of interest to Chris Wilder.
The 30-year-old Argentine started his youth career at Estudiantes in 2000. He spent the next couple of years in the youth teams and reserve team. In 2009, he was promoted to the first-team. He went on to make 53 appearances for the Argentine side before departing for Spartak Moscow.
While he did spend one and a half seasons there, he played only 17 games during the time. Sporting CP signed him in 2012 and he went on to feature quite often for them. He was slowly getting noticed by Europe’s elite. It was after the 2014 FIFA World Cup that he was in demand and Manchester United went for him.
While he may have fallen down the pecking order in recent times, he was once quite a useful member of the side when Louis Van Gaal was in charge. However, injury issues coupled with bad form have resulted in only 122 games so far. He has two goals and four assists for them as well (source – Transfermarkt). The Argentine defender is a veteran for the national team with 61 games and 3 goals to date. He was a part of the team that went all the way to the finals of the 2014 World Cup.
Rojo to Sheffield United benefits everyone
Marcos Rojo may have his shortcomings as a player but there is no doubting his commitment. He is a passionate player and gives his all on the field. He is also very versatile and can play as a left-back when required.
The Argentine comes with bags of experience. He has won an FA Cup, a league cup and a Europa League as well. He would fit well with Sheffield’s odd strategy of centre-backs pushing forward to attack, given his attacking nature of play.
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This is one deal that can benefit every party involved. Firstly, it gives the player a chance to leave Man United and likely get some game time at Sheffield. Secondly, Sheffield would be getting an experienced campaigner to slot into their defence and bring some stability to the side.
Lastly Manchester United would be getting an £80,000-per-week fringe player off their books to ease the wage bill a bit. All in all, this is a deal that should go through without any downsides to it.