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Marcos Rojo confirms he's had offers to leave Manchester United

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Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has confirmed that he has received offers to leave the club, but wants to stay put in order to fight for his place.

The Argentinian international is yet to make an appearance for the Red Devils this term after missing much of pre-season because of his participation in the Copa America.

However it has been claimed that his non-appearance so far this term goes deeper than that. The former Sporting Lisbon ace was due to meet up with Manchester United during their pre-season tour of north America however issues over his passport stopped him from doing that.

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According to reports Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal was furious with the delay and was willing to sell him just a year after his £16 million switch from Portugal. The Mail reports that Rojo was fined £140,000 for his failure to report for duty with the Red Devils which led to a bust-up between player and manager.

Despite rumours of a surprise transfer on deadline day Rojo has now insisted he wants to stay put and fight for his place in the Manchester United first team even though he has had offers to leave.

"I have received offers but my idea is to stay here [United] and fight for a position because it is a great club,' the 25-year-old told ESPN Radio.

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"I'll try to play as much as possible. I talked to Van Gaal when I returned and was upset by everything that had happened but he said he was counting on me."

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Rojo, who made 22 appearances last season, is in competition with Chris Smalling and Daley Blind at centre-back while he is also in with a shot of fighting for a spot at full-back, although Luke Shaw has looked impressive this season.

Manchester United are set for a frantic deadline day with Anthony Martial closing in on a switch which could be worth more than £50 million, while David de Gea's future hangs in the balance after his move to Real Madrid wasn't registered before the European transfer window shut yesterday.

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