Marcos Rojo is back in training with his Manchester United teammates following his long injury layoff. The 27-year-old sustained a serious knee injury in the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht, and this has kept out of competitive action for the Red Devils.
Initially, Jose Mourinho had cited that Rojo could return at the turn of the year but the Argentine defender has made a quick recovery – similar to Luke Shaw and Ashley Young to take part in first-team training.
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The Leicester City game is likely to come too early for Rojo, and Mourinho will probably consider the Argentine for his first-team plans following the international break. Rojo featured at both centre-back and left-back for United during the previous campaign, and his availability would provide added depth at the heart of the defence with Victor Lindelof yet to adapt to the pace of the English game.
Rojo managed to form an impressive partnership alongside Phil Jones at centre-back during the unbeaten run last term, but his starts could be restricted to the Cup games during the early stages in order to regain his confidence on the pitch.
Manchester United have made a brilliant start to the campaign with successive 4-0 wins over West Ham United and Swansea City respectively, and this sees them at the top of the league standings with a superior goal difference.