Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero will leave Man Utd
Manchester United are looking to sell both Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero this month, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirming that the club will not extend either player’s contract.
Rojo and Romero, who arrived at Old Trafford in 2014 and 2015 respectively, are both without a contract this summer and will be able to leave as free agents if United do not sell them for a transfer fee before the January transfer window ends. .
Neither have played for United this season and Solskjaer confirmed to the media at his pre-match conference ahead of facing Watford in the FA Cup that the club are both keen to find new teams.
“The two have contracts until the summer and they will not be extended,” explained the United boss, referring to the 12-month option Old Trafford has on the two players to extend until 2022. which will no longer be used.
“We are looking for them to find clubs. Marcos has had time to return home, so he’s still in Argentina. Sergio also returned home to see his family, but he’s back in England now.
Solskjaer went on to praise the professionalism of Argentina’s international veterans, who both played in the 2014 World Cup final, and said they would be ready to play if United still needed them. But the chances of this are slim and only likely in an emergency scenario.
A bit annoying, United have already ruled the two players out of a transfer.
Romero was wanted by Everton last summer, but United demanded a transfer fee of £ 8million instead of accepting a loan which was in effect equivalent to a transfer of £ 2million due to the expiration of his contract and the Toffees would have paid his salary.
Everton have also made two attempts to sign Rojo in previous summers, with United believing they paid £ 30million when the Toffees were interested in the player in 2018.
It was Rojo’s form at the 2014 World Cup that prompted United to sign him for around £ 16million from Sporting CP. Used as both left-back and center-back he has shown promise on occasion, but injury ruined his first four years at Manchester and the club have since moved on.
Romero joined a free agent a year later after his release from Sampdoria. He had previously played for Louis van Gaal’s title-winning Eredivisie team at AZ and has long served as an admirable and reliable understudy for number one goalkeeper David de Gea.
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