‘He wants to come back fitter and better:’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Marcos Rojo still has future at Manchester United despite Estudiantes loan move
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Marcos Rojo to fight for Manchester United return
- The defender has joined Estudiantes on loan until the end of the season
- He has 18 months left on his contract and United hold option to extend by a year
- Solskjaer also confirmed James Garner would not be departing on deadline day
Marcos Rojo hopes to come back and revive his Manchester United career after his loan spell at Estudiantes, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Rojo returned to Argentina earlier this week in search of first-team football as he looks to cement a place at the Copa America which is being co-hosted in his homeland and Colombia this summer.
The defender will be 30 in March but still has another 18 months left on his contract, with the option to extend by another year, and Solskjaer has not ruled out a return to United next season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not ruled out a Manchester United return for Marcos Rojo
‘He wants to come back a fitter and better player hopefully having played well for Estudiantes and helped Seba (chairman Juan Sebastian Veron) and gone to the Copa America. It was something we had to do,’ said the United boss.
‘Marcos is a lovely lad. He’s got the fire in his belly. He’s a winner and he wasn’t getting enough football. It’s important for him to start playing.
‘He was in the stand away end against Man City and Liverpool. He is such a passionate guy and wants to support this team.’
Ashley Young has also left Old Trafford in the January window to join Inter Milan, but Solskjaer doesn’t see anyone else going before the window closes on Friday night despite speculation over a loan move for young midfielder James Garner.
‘James Garner is going to stay here,’ added Solskjaer. ‘We’ll give him a chance to keep improving. He’s had a bit of a difficult time lately but he’ll be fine.’
United have allowed Rojo to join the Argentine club whose chairman is Juan Sebastian Veron