Argentina international Marcos Rojo has opened the door to leaving Manchester United when the transfer window reopens in four months’ time. The defender made just six appearances during the course of the previous season and that trend has continued this season where he has yet to earn a single minute of playing time.

Speaking to reporters, Rojo confirmed that he had the choice of joining Everton before the English transfer deadline but the move did not materialise with the Red Devils and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deciding against the deal. He added that a winter departure could be on the cards, considering he requires regular gametime in order to stake a claim for a national team role.

He said: "I had the possibility of Everton, but by decisions of the club or the manager it wasn't possible. Now I have to fight until December and if it doesn't work out, I will try to leave. I talked to Scaloni, he told me that he was happy because in the pre-season I had played many games, that I looked good and that's why he called me, but that I had to play."

Rojo currently finds himself as the third-choice left-back at the Red Devils with Luke Shaw and Ashley Young ahead of him in the pecking order. The Argentine is also capable of featuring at the heart of the defence but even there, he has fierce competition from Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones.

As a result, things are certainty not looking bright for the former Sporting man and he may push through a departure from Old Trafford at the turn of the year. Rojo has been included in the matchday squad just once since the start of the season. That came during the 1-1 draw at Southampton last weekend where he was preferred on the bench for the injured Shaw.