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Manchester United: Fenerbahce making progress in season-long loan deal for Marcus Rojo

Manchester United: Fenerbahce making progress in season-long loan deal for Marcus Rojo

Fenerbahce are believed to be making progress in their pursuit of Manchester United’s Marcus Rojo, according to a report by Fanatik (via Sport Witness).

The Turkish media outlet are claiming the Istanbul giants are looking to reach an agreement with the Red Devils regarding a season-long loan for the Argentine defender.

Rojo is thought to be keen on the move and is believed to have already said yes to joining them, despite reservations from manager Ersun Yanal because of his lack of first-team football.

The 29-year-old may have made 113 appearances in total for Manchester United (Transfermarkt), however he only featured six times for the Red Devils last season – although, admittedly, he did suffer a number of injuries throughout the campaign.

However, when he was fit, he rarely got the opportunity in the senior side to make his mark for the Old Trafford giants and the likes of Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were all seemingly preferred over him.

The Sweden international, in particular, appeared to come to the forefront of the Manchester United defence last season as well, as Sky Sports documented that he improved significantly as time went by and began to look like the central defender the club have desperately needed.

The addition of Harry Maguire this summer will not have helped Rojo chances of breaking into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team either and is likely to have fallen down the pecking order further.

Both men put in stellar performances against Chelsea in their Premier League opener last weekend as well as both men were rocks in the centre of defence and looked to be as solid as Manchester United needed them to be – WhoScored may have only recorded one tackle between them, but a combined five interceptions and ten clearances go a long way to suggest that they should be the main pairing moving forward.

That will likely leave Rojo looking on from the outside, as his opportunities do not appear as though they will be improving any time soon.

It would appear that a move to Turkey and Fenerbahce could be the best thing for Rojo this summer if he wants to get back to playing regular first-team football.

Martin Skrtel has since left the Istanbul outfit (he completed a move to Atalanta this summer), so that means he could have the opportunity to go straight into the Yellow Canaries’ starting XI almost immediately.

Whether Manchester United are prepared to allow him to leave on a season-long loan, though, remains to be seen.

Manchester United fans, do you think the club should let Rojo leave this summer? Let us know below!

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