Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has been putting in some brilliant performances for Argentina in the Copa America in the past couple of weeks.
The 26 year old Argentinian holds a regular starting position for his country. However, he had a league campaign with United which was riddled with injuries and poor performances, but has shown top form and increasing levels of confidence for Argentina in the Copa America. The former centre-back now operates as a full-time left back for club and country, and is showing signs that he is fitting into that position perfectly.
He has been showing adventurous attacking play on the left flank, with his deliveries into the box increasing in quality. Rojo had an incredible game against Panama by bagging himself two assists and playing the full 90 minutes. Mesut Ozil watch your back, Marcos is challenging for the ‘Assist King’ title!
Rojo has developed into an integral part of the Argentinian squad, as he has also played every minute of Argentina’s Copa America campaign so far. Additionally, he shows brilliant organisation and communication in the Argentinian defense.
How does Rojo’s form impact United?
This is also good news for United, as consequently, there will be competition for the left-back position between Rojo, 19 year old Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Luke Shaw, whose comeback from injury is seemingly imminent.
However, staying injury-free is a major target, as he has been plagued with minor knocks for the past season, which has negatively affected his development as a Manchester United player. The fact that we’ll have three potential left backs next season is wonderful, as a depth of options in the squad is required if we are to challenge for major silverware next season.
The question is why can’t Rojo replicate his international form for United? It could be due to a lack of confidence, fear or even laziness. Whatever it is, it needs to be sorted out quickly because at his best, Marcos Rojo can be influential for Manchester United.