Man Utd refused to sell 29-year-old defender to Premier League outfits

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Man United defender Marcos Rojo will be prevented from leaving the club in the winter transfer window after winning over boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Argentine was close to a transfer to Everton last summer, but the two clubs failed to settle on a fee with the Red Devils seeking around £25million.

With Ole Gunnar Solskjarer’s side failing to offload Rojo, Chris Smalling was sent out on loan to Roma as Solskjaer seemed to reduce his bloated opportunities in defence.

The 29-year-old was surprisingly handed a four-year contract in 2018 and was expected to be little more than back-up for Man United this term.

But Rojo has surprised when called upon this time and has confirmed particularly useful as Solskjaer has switched to a back three in recent games.

Everton intimated during negotiations last summer that they would return with a fresh bid for the defender in the winter transfer window, but the Sun reports that Solskjaer will now block the move.

He thinks Rojo is a top defender when healthy and does not believe that there is a better player free on the market to play the role the Argentina international has.

Solskjaer hopes to add to his line-up in January, but he’s pessimistic over the club’s targets being available. The Norwegian manager is desperate to add some creativity to his squad in the form of an attacking midfielder, and he’s admitted on various occasions so far this time that he missed out on a forward last summer.