Manchester United star could follow Sanchez and Lukaku to Serie A

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Manchester United and FC Barcelona at Old Trafford on April 10, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo could follow Romelu Lukaku by sealing his move to Serie A before the conclusion of summer transfer window.

According to reports coming from British media outlet, Argentine defender Marcos Rojo could leave Manchester United before the end of summer transfer window, with a host of Italian clubs interested in his signature.

Rojo, 29, was very close to joining fellow Premier League club Everton in a move that collapsed on deadline day after Manchester United decided that his services were still required at Old Trafford.

However, after it emerged that Rojo was seething at being left out on his own, the higher-ups at the club have decided that it is best to let the Argentine leave in the last week of European transfer window.

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WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer , the Manchester United manager looks on during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on August 19, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

If the move does end up materializing, Rojo would be the 2nd big name to leave Manchester United, following in the footsteps of Romelu Lukaku who earlier left the club to join Italian side Inter Milan. 

While the Argentine wasn’t a regular team-starter for United last term – he made only 5 starts in the league – his injury troubles meant that Rojo was almost always in the headlines.

As a result, even when Manchester United were in the crisis mode in the last few days of Jose Mourinho, Rojo wasn’t available for selection for the Red Devils.

Also, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer promised to give every player a chance upon his arrival at the club, continuous injury troubles of Rojo meant that the center-back was far from being in the good books of the Norwegian.


MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 14: Atletico de Madrid fans holding the Spanish and the Club's flag prior to start the La Liga match between Club Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on October 14, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

Defeat to Crystal Palace exposes loopholes

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United looks dejected during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on April 24, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace’s humbling of Manchester United in the early season encounter involving the two sides has exposed weakness in the Red devils’ squad. 

The Eagles, who hadn’t scored a single goal in either of their opening two fixtures in the league before this, took advantage of some shoddy Manchester United defending as a late Van Aanholt strike helped earn them all 3-points.

To their credit, Manchester United made a plethora of attacking opportunities in both halves of the game, though a combination of bad luck, poor defending and questionable refereeing handed them their first defeat of the season.

As a result, while it is too soon to predict a doomsday scenario for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Manchester United manager would be keen to get back to winning ways to restore confidence among the fanbase.

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