Marcos Rojo, The Newest Addition to Manchester United
courtesy Manchester United Facebook Page
After a few weeks of speculation, the young Argentine defender, Marcos Rojo, from Sporting Lisbon has agreed to make a move to Manchester United in a swap deal for Nani for £16 million. Rojo played all six games for Argentina in the 2014 World Cup and played really well in the tournament. Before the agreement to join United, Rojo refused to train with Sporting Lisbon because of the front office not allowing Rojo to leave the club. After finally being allowed to leave the club, Rojo was completely ecstatic and pronounced Manchester United as a dream job opportunity.
There is only one thing that I actually like about this deal, Nani is gone. Six out of the seven years played at Manchester United have been wonderful for the winger but last season was an abysmal affair for Nani. Nani’s form has depleted and it seems that Nani is not giving it his all anymore. I wouldn’t call loaning out Nani a loss, I call it an opportunity to get better.
Rojo might be a solid, young player coming into Old Trafford, but is it exactly what United needs right now? I don’t think so. United, as of right now, needs world-class players to come into and turn this club around. It’s a step in the right direction and Ed Woodward and the Glazers need to go out and get more players before the fans turn on the front office and the club.
The new 3-5-2 wingback formation brought in by Louis van Gaal calls for another wingback opposite of Ashley Young while Luke Shaw gets healthy. This deal is a good short-term solution for a long-term problem. Who even knows if the 3-5-2 formation can work in the English Premier League? It worked for the Netherlands in the World Cup but what makes anyone so sure that it will be successful at the club level? Only time is the answer for that quandary. However, Manchester United will need to get Rojo acclimated and out on the field as soon as possible if the Red Devils want to get back to winning ways.
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