RUMOURS: Manchester United planning to keep Rojo

The Argentine defender was expected to be moved on during the winter transfer window, but has impressed enough to force his way back into Jose Mourinho’s long-term plans

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is no longer looking to move Marcos Rojo out of Old Trafford during the January transfer window, according to the Daily Record.

The Portuguese tactician was prepared to open himself up to offers for the Argentine defender after favouring other options over the early part of the season.

Rojo has, however, come back into favour of late and impressed in the absence of Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly.

United are now prepared to keep a player snapped up by former boss Louis van Gaal, with reported interest from the likes of Bayer Leverkusen and Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG set to be ignored.