Manchester United’s title challenge was dealt a huge blow on Wednesday evening as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat against bottom side Sheffield United.
The 2-1 loss was epitomised by some poor defending by United in the second half, particularly in the build up to Old Burke’s winning goal.
Despite the sub-par performance from his backline, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly ready to sell one of his defenders who has been outcast from the first-team squad all season.
Marcos Rojo, who was signed by Louis van Gaal in 2014, hasn’t appeared for Solskjaer’s side at all this season and, following a loan spell last term, is reportedly returning to his native Argentina on a permanent basis.
According to TYC Sports, the 30-year-old is on the verge of signing a two-year deal with Boca Juniors.
During his six years in Manchester, the South American has made over 100 appearances in all competitions but has fallen completely out of Solskjaer’s plans and is now deemed surplus to requirements.
In January 2020, Rojo was loaned back to boyhood club Estudiantes for the remainder of the season, but made just one league appearance and returned to Manchester having failed to impress.
The defender, who reportedly earns in the region of £80,000-a-week, has fallen behind some of the club’s youth prospects in the pecking order, and has made just eight league appearances since the start of the 2018/19 campaign.
The Argentine, who can play in a number of roles across the backline, will become Boca Juniors’ first signing of 2021 if a deal is completed.