Paper Talk: Unhappy star in Man Utd ultimatum; huge Messi transfer claim

Date published: Saturday 7th September 2019 9:14

One unhappy Man Utd star has told the club to use him or lose him, while Lionel Messi can leave Barcelona for free, according to Saturday’s newspapers.



Frustrated Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to either ‘use him or lose him’ in the coming months.

The Argentina defender came close to leaving Old Trafford in the summer before a move to Everton was reportedly overruled by United’s hierarchy who did not want to sell Rojo to what was perceived as a top-four rival.

However, the player knows his chances of forcing his way back into his national side depend solely on the amount of football he plays and The Sun claims he has told Solskjaer that something needs to give.

Rojo was overlooked by Argentina for the Copa America this summer and the player has asked to leave by January – even if on loan – if the situation doesn’t improve.

Rojo said: “I had the possibility of Everton, but by decisions of the club or the technician could not be done.

“Now I have to fight it until December and if it does not touch me, I will try to leave.

“The World Cup qualifiers and the Copa America are coming I want to be part of that.

“I do not want to be out again, I want to exhaust all the possibilities and compete for to be here.

“I feel very well physically. The most important thing for me is that, it is the coach’s decision to play or not.”

The 29-year-old has made just 63 Premier League starts for United since moving to the club in a £16m deal from Sporting Lisbon in summer 2014.


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