Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo offered Sheffield United exit option

According to reports from the Sheffield Star, Chris Wilder has earmarked Rojo as a replacement for Jack O’Connell, with the Blades skipper still sidelined through injury.

Rojo has vanished from United’s plans in the last 12 months and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy to sell him next month.

The main stumbling block appears to be if Wilder can put together a financial package to complete the deal.

Rojo’s deal with Man United expires at the end of the campaign, meaning this deal is set to start with a six month loan.

But Solskjaer will need to put his hand in his pocket to supplement wage payments if he wants Wilder to complete a deal.

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No new injury worries for Manchester United ahead of Champions League test in Turkey

New boy Alex Telles – who used to play in Turkey for Galatasaray – cannot be selected after recently testing positive for coronavirus, while Jesse Lingard and Eric Bailly are unavailable.

Facundo Pellistri has not travelled as part of the 24-man squad, while Marcos Rojo, Sergio Romero and the injured Phil Jones will not be involved in the group stage after being omitted from the squad submitted to UEFA.

Manchester United are in pole position in Group H after victories over Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig in their last two Champions League group games, with Marcus Rashford stealing the show in both of them including a hat trick in the 5-0 demolition of Leipzig last time out.

Blades not after Manchester United man Rojo

That’s according to well respected journalist Alan Biggs, who claims any suggestions of a loan swoop for the Argentina international are ‘categorically untrue.’

With Jack O’Connell out injured, it is no surprise that Blades boss Chris Wilder will be keeping tabs on potential reinforcements at the back, with newspaper The Sun claiming Sheffield United had looked at the Manchester United man as an option.

However, although Biggs concedes Wilder is looking at possible targets, Rojo isn’t one of them.

Wilder opted to use Enda Stevens in a centre half role against Liverpool, something the Irish wing-back isn’t too familiar with.

No doubt someone to fill the O’Connell shaped void at the back is required, but someone on Rojo’s sizeable wages is out of the question.