UK Back Pages: Manchester United in Hot Pursuit of Marcos Rojo

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterAugust 12, 2014

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Manchester United's pursuit of Marcos Rojo and the Argentine's apparent desire for an Old Trafford switch dominate Wednesday's back pages. 

David Silva's extension, Alvaro Negredo's ouster from Manchester City's Champions League squad and more also make headlines. 

But none prevail like Rojo. 

The Mirror leads with a story claiming Rojo has pleaded to exit his current club, Sporting Portugal, in order to move to United. 

Wednesday's Daily Mirror back page - "Rojo: Let me go" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers pic.twitter.com/qPxCQRaqiT

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 12, 2014

The Daily Star's front also revolves around United's £16 million move for Rojo. 

Wednesday's Daily Star back page - "United go for Rojo" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mufc pic.twitter.com/AX8Fe6P3Bo

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 12, 2014

The Sun leads with Silva, who signed a lucrative extension to stay at City. 

Wednesday's Sun back page - "Hi Dough Silva" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #mcfc pic.twitter.com/QCUwQSVOpc

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 12, 2014

Daily Express' top also looks at United's pursuit of Rojo. 

Wednesday's Daily Express back page - "Golden Mum" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers pic.twitter.com/VbTFfs99vg

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 12, 2014