It has been a sobering week for Manchester United, who crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night. The Red Devils had come off of a high the previous weekend, defeating Liverpool at Old Trafford. However, the team’s loss to Sevilla in European play has left many question marks around the team. Manchester United news broke on Friday that the club had extended the contract of defender Marcos Rojo until 2021. The news will come as relief to many supporters who have felt Manchester United’s defence has been lacking.
Manchester United news: Rojo staying put
Rojo arrived at Manchester United in 2014 from Sporting Lisbon. The defender cost the Red Devils £16 million and has played 66 times for the team. Rojo has also collected silverware with Manchester United as he has helped win the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League.
Speaking to Manchester United’s website, Rojo shared his joy in extending his Old Trafford stay.
“I am extremely happy to extend my stay at this great club,” Rojo said. “When I joined, my aim was to help the team win trophies and we have done that over the past couple of seasons.
“I am working hard to get back on the pitch. I would like to thank the fans for their support and the manager for the confidence and help he has given me both on and off the pitch.”
Rojo’s injury record with Manchester United has kept him off the pitch on a number of occasions. Rojo has missed the club’s last six matches due to a head injury. Prior to his most recent absence, he missed 29 matches thanks to an ACL injury.
“Although his injury has kept him sidelined over these past few weeks, Marcos is working hard to return to full fitness,” Mourinho said.
“He is always ready to put his body on the line for this club and I am delighted he has signed a new contract.
“Marcos has gone from strength to strength over the past couple of seasons, and has always shown great professionalism.”
According to Transfermarkt, Manchester United currently have five players who will be out of contract this summer.
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