Transfer Update: Paris Saint-Germain not keen on signing Man United defender

Rojo De Gea

Paris Saint-Germain are not in the running to sign Argentine defender Marcos Rojo at the end of the season. The Manchester United had been recently linked with the French giants amid the delay in contractual negotiations at Old Trafford.

According to ESPN, the Ligue 1 leaders have no plans to pursue the 27-year-old in the summer amid the uncertainty surrounding the future of manager Unai Emery. The Spaniard was not well received during the 5-2 win over Strasbourg last weekend, and the 46-year-old is under pressure to meet his expectations.

Les Parisiens’ hierachy are said to want the club to at least reach the semi-final stage of the Champions League, and Emery needs a huge performance from his side in the round of 16 second-leg – after a 3-1 loss to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

Rojo, who returned from a long-term knee injury, has made just five Premier League starts this term, but Mourinho is still said to value him highly, considering the likes of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling could be shown the exit door in the summer.

The former Sporting man is also capable of slotting into the left side of the defence, and he remains a quality back-up within the ranks, though some fans would feel that he deserves a lengthier run in the starting lineup ahead of Jones or Smalling, when fit. Rojo is presently contracted at Old Trafford until the summer of 2019.

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