Marcos Rojo signs contract extension with Manchester United until 2021

by Leo Nieboer

Marcos Rojo has signed a contract extension with Manchester United keeping him at the club until 2021 with the option to extend for another year.

The Argentine, who arrived at the club in 2014, was one of Jose Mourinho’s best players last season until suffering knee ligament damage against Anderlecht in April.

He returned in November and has produced compact displays against the likes of FC Basel and Everton, although further injury woes have reduced him to just three appearances since the turn of the year.

The club confirmed on Friday afternoon that the 27-year-old, whose contract was set to expire at the end of next season, has added two years to his current deal.

Rojo – much like Zlatan Ibrahimovic – has struggled to fight back completely from his knee injury this season, featuring just ten times in total, and you can only hope he manages to fully shake off any demons lingering in his system from such a long time out over the next couple of months.

Securing his long term future makes perfect sense ahead the transfer window. Mourinho is reportedly willing to offload six or seven players in the summer and you can only assume Chris Smalling – and perhaps Phil Jones as well – will be included in that group, leaving Mourinho with Rojo, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly and another addition in that area. Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti and Tottenham Hotspur’s Toby Aldeweireld are being considered.

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