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Marcos Rojo's agent reveals future at Manchester United

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Manchester United's summer transfer window was ultimately brought to a close when Paul Pogba arrived from Juventus for £89 million earlier this month.

Despite Jose Mourinho hinting at further signings, the Portuguese was never likely to build upon his captures of the Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and the aforementioned France international.

Indeed, having watched in excess of £150 million spent, chief executive Ed Woodward said enough was enough and that, instead, players needed to be sold.

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And Mourinho has certainly gone about trying to do just that, but to how much success is an entirely different matter.

Whilst a number of youngsters have been sent out on loan - Adnan Januzaj was one of many to join Sunderland on a season-long move - Mourinho has by and large failed to sell some of United's deadwood.

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Marcos Rojo is one such player. The Argentine has long been tipped for a £12 million departure yet with one day of the transfer window remaining, he's still very much a United player and now looks set to stay.

That's the situation according to his agent, Carlos Goncalves, anyway.

He said, according to The Sun: "Manchester United rejected several offers from England and from abroad to sell the player. Manchester United want him to stay."

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In truth, it comes as no real surprise that Mourinho opted against selling Rojo considering the dearth of quality defensive reinforcements at his disposal.

Decent back up for Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly is few and far between and should either of them suffer an untimely and long-term injury, a crisis would soon strike.

What Rojo represents, then, is a squad player.

This marks a major turnaround in fortunes for the 26-year-old having been linked not only with a £10.6 million move to La Liga's Valencia, but also a cash-plus-player deal for Southampton's Jose Fonte, who would undoubtedly be an upgrade.

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Mourinho basically confirmed he had no intention of selling Rojo - or any United player for that matter - last week.

"I have 23 players in the squad and, in principle, there is nobody leaving and nobody is coming," the former Chelsea manager said.

"It's more than enough and if you have a problem or an opportunity then I have a few young players in the Academy that I will be more than happy to give them an acceleration in their process."

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