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Manchester United: Marcos Rojo left seeting after move to Everton fails

Manchester United: Marcos Rojo left seeting after move to Everton fails

Marcos Rojo has been left fuming after a potential deadline day move to Everton fell through, according to The Daily Mail.

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A loan deal had been put in place, however, Manchester United had changed the parameters of the deal, which eventually saw it fall through.

Manchester United saw no arrivals on deadline day, however, did see the departure of Romelu Lukaku, who joined Internazionale for £73m.

Meanwhile, Everton completed the signing of Alex Iwobi from Arsenal for a deal worth up to £34m.

The Argentine has made just 20 appearances in his last two seasons at Old Trafford, showing just how much the defender has struggled with form and injury. In the last two seasons, the 29-year-old has suffered as many as five different problems, spending 387 days and 53 games on the sidelines per Transfermarkt.

As well as injuries, Rojo has been called out for his tough tackling nature from both teammates and pundits.

BBC pundits Danny Murphy and Alan Shearer spoke out after a ‘naughty’ challenge by Rojo on Willian during the club’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea last season. Luke Shaw revealed that during training sessions, players tend to stay away from the Argentina international due to his tough tackling.

With the addition of Harry Maguire, the form of Victor Lindelof, and the contract extensions of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, it will be hard to see Rojo get many minutes for the Red Devils next season.

The four options ahead of Rojo also provide key defensive abilities that make them better options than Rojo.

Maguire and Smalling are both brilliant in the air and averaged 3.8 and 4.3 headers per game, respectively, in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Lindelof and Jones are good at clearing their lines, making 3.9 and 3.4 clearances per game respectively.

From injuries and options to his own rash decision making, Manchester United should have got rid of Rojo during the transfer window. Keeping him on only means the club are paying the wages of a player who won’t feature much.

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