We have always been massive fans of Marcos Rojo.
We feel that he has everything in his locker to become Manchester United’s best centre back over the next couple of years.
He’s solid as a rock, quick, competitive and has decent technique. He is also left-footed which makes him the perfect partner for the vastly improved ‘Mike’ Smalling. If he hadn’t been injured for much of his Manchester United career – and Luke Shaw hadn’t suffered a horrific leg break – we feel that he would already be regarded as a nailed-on starter in the centre of the defence.
As it is he will continue to play with honours on the left flank until Shaw recovers or LvG decides to play Blind wide and Rojo in the centre.
So it’s great to hear that he has put any rumours about a rift with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal to bed.
He is quoted as saying:
“Van Gaal does the same as any coach in the world. He decides who plays according to what he sees during the week, he chooses the players that he sees in the best condition and we have to accept all the decisions that the coach takes”.
“I don’t ask him why he includes me in a game when I play, so I don’t have any right in ask him why I don’t play when he decides that I don’t have to do it. It’s as simple as that.
Asked about his relationship with LvG Rojo said:
“It is normal, as with any other coach,”
“He is a very professional coach, he wants to get out the very best from each one, that doesn’t mean that he is rough,”
And asked about the rumours that Van Gaal asked Rojo to miss last month’s World Cup qualifiers the 25 year old said:
“Those are all lies, Van Gaal will never ask me or any other player to do something like that,”
Many to most may think of Mike Smalling as Manchester United’s best defender right now – he is in imperious form after all.
But if Rojo can get an extended run in the team now we are convinced that he will be seen by all as the best defender at the club by the end of the season – just watch this lad go.