Wednesday , April 26 2017

MANCHESTER UNITED manager Jose Mourinho wants to lock Marcos Rojo down to a new contract, according to reports.

Manchester United to offer defender new contract: Jose Mourinho ready for talks

defender Rojo has been a first-team regular for United in Jose Mourinho’s first team in charge.

The 26-year-old cost United £16million when arriving from Sporting Lisbon in 2014.

And The Sun claim a new deal is in the offing for Rojo, who has already played 35 games for United this season.

According to the report, Mourinho plans to begin talks with the player over a contract extension.

It is claimed the manager wants to offer Rojo a further 12 months to his £100,000-a-week contract that expires in 2019.

United want to avoid a situation where the player enters the last year of his contract and potentially leaves on a free transfer.

Rojo has been one of Mourinho’s most reliable players this season, having proven his worth during a defensive crisis over the Christmas period.

He was on the bench for the on Sunday, with Mourinho opting to play Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones in the centre-back positions.

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