Manchester United Marcus Rojo
CARDIFF, WALES - AUGUST 03: Marcos Rojo of Manchester United in action during the 2019 International Champions Cup match between Manchester United and AC Milan at Principality Stadium on August 3, 2019 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Alex Morton/International Champions Cup/International Champions Cup via Getty Images)

Marcos Rojo is now deemed surplus to requirements at Manchester United. As a result, he is keen for a January move, with Aston Villa being linked by Shane Ireland of Birmingham Live.

Aston Villa Targeting Manchester United Defender Marcos Rojo

Rojo Speaks

Marcos Rojo has been speaking to Argentinian press as part of the buildup to their game against Mexico. He said: “I talked to (Lionel) Scaloni, he told me that he was happy because in the pre-season I had played many games, that I looked good and that’s why he called me, but that I had to play.

“I’m sure that to play in the national team you have to play in your club, you have to always be there, and when you’re here, show why.

“Now I have to fight until December and if it doesn’t work out, I will try to leave.

Why Is Marcos Rojo Surplus to Requirements at Manchester United?

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a number of options at centre-back, and the 29-year-old has fallen down the list.

Summer signing Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are now the first choice pair at Old Trafford. Eric Bailly, Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe are all now ahead of the Argentinian and as a result, it has caused Marcos Rojo to consider his future at Manchester United.

Does Marcus Rojo Fit In At Aston Villa?

There is no doubt that Marcos Rojo would provide Premier League experience for Aston Villa.

However, Aston Villa added four centre-backs to their squad in the summer transfer window. Tyrone Mings and Bjorn Engels have been the first choice pair, and have both have impressed since moving to Villa Park permanently. As a result, this transfer depends on whether manager Dean Smith will want to disrupt his squad.

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