Marcos Rojo has declared his intention to quit Manchester United in January if he is not playing regularly.
The Argentina defender, who was on the bench last night in Los Angeles in the 0-0 draw with Chile, has only been in the squad once in the first four Premier League games.
The 30-year-old is yet to make an appearance, and after starting just three times last season his chances of forcing his way into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans look slim
Speaking to Argentine media while on international duty, Rojo said that playing time was a priority to keep in the plans of national team boss Lionel Scaloni.
“I talked to Scaloni, he told me that he was happy because in the pre-season I had played many games, that I looked good and that’s why he called me, but that I had to play,” Rojo told Ole.
“I’m sure that to play in the national team you have to play in your club, you have to always be there, and when you’re here, show why.”
Rojo almost moved to Everton over the summer, but has explained the decision to block the transfer can come United.
“It’s difficult to leave when you are in such a big club,” he added. “I had the possibility of Everton, but by decisions of the club or the manager it wasn’t possible.
“Now I have to fight until December and if it doesn’t work out, I will try to leave.
“The qualifiers and the Copa America are coming and I want to be part of that. I don’t want to be out again, I want to exhaust all the possibilities and compete to be here.”
Rojo is well down the pecking order under Solskjaer with Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones and all ahead of him.