Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo's future at the club has been thrown into doubt following a bust up with Louis van Gaal. The Argentine defender only arrived at Old Trafford last season in a £16m ($24.6m) deal from Sporting Lisbon.
According to the Daily Mail, the Dutch manager is ready to let the defender leave the club on deadline day, after he was questioned by Rojo regarding the way he has been treated. The former Sporting defender has been ignored for all of United's games thus far, with the manager keeping faith in Daley Blind and Chris Smalling.
Moreover, the defender enraged the former Bayern Munich and Barcelona manager before the start of the season after failing to turn up at United's pre-season tour of the United States owing to passport issues. The Argentine international was fined £140,000 by the club, which is equivalent to two weeks wages.
Further, the report claimed that despite allowing him to play in a friendly for the United reserves last week, the manager is open to the idea of letting him leave the club, with Van Gaal initially offering Rojo as part of the deal that will see the Red Devils sign Anthony Martial from AS Monaco.
However, despite the tensions between the manager and the player, the latter wants to remain with the club and fight for his place at the heart of United's defence, which is currently being occupied by Blind. He has admitted that offers from other clubs were on the table, but revealed that Van Gaal has told him to remain at the club.
"I have received offers but my idea is to stay here [United] and fight for a position because it is a great club. I'll try to play as much as possible. I talked to Van Gaal when I returned and was upset by everything that had happened but he said he was counting on me," Rojo told ESPN radio, according to the Manchester Evening News.
"Van Gaal has a very strong personality, he demands much and is always on top of the player. Van Gaal has told me to compete with Daley Blind but I can also play to the side [at left-back], where I played several games last year," the Argentine international added.