Reported Everton and Wolves target Marcos Rojo lauded after Premier League return

Everton's Portuguese manager Marco Silva reacts ahead of the English Premier League football match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on...

Marcos Rojo, who has been linked with Everton and Wolves, made his first Premier League start of the season for Manchester United on Wednesday.

Argentina's Marcos Rojo ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 football match against France at Kazan Arena Stadium. Team France won the game 4:3. Sergei Savostyanov

Jose Mourinho wanted his players to show their ‘Mad Dog’ spirit as the in-form Arsenal arrived at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, as reported by The Guardian. And Marcos Rojo didn’t miss his chance to remind his beleaguered boss that he has plenty of bite.

The ankle-biting Argentine’s first Premier League appearance of the season might have been overshadowed somewhat by an unfortunate own goal in the 2-2 draw with Unai Emery’s side but his overall display was chock-full of positives.

 

Rojo was typically wild-eyed and tenacious in the challenge, showing a remarkable will to win and setting up Anthony Martial’s 30th minute strike with a brilliant curling free-kick that Bernd Leno could only palm back into play.

And with Everton and Wolves reportedly circling, Rojo’s encouraging play will surely have caught the eye of his suitors.

Marcos Rojo of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on December 5, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

The Metro claimed in November that Everton had entered talks about signing the £18 million-rated defender with Wolverhampton Wanderers also understood to be interested. Rojo looks a perfect fit for Nuno Espirito Santo’s three-man defence.

But with Manchester United fans taking to Twitter in admiration of their seldom-seen centre-back, it seems that a January sale wouldn’t go down too well.

Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal is challenged by Marcos Rojo of Man Utd as the Arsenal striker scores the second goal for his team  during the Premier League match between Manchester United...

 

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