Manchester United receive huge fitness boost ahead of CSKA Moscow clash

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Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has revealed that he will feature for the Under 23s when they take on Athletic Club in the Premier League International Cup on Wednesday.

The Argentina international has been recuperating from a knee injury over the past few months, and he will now step up his efforts to make the first-team squad – starting with a cameo appearance at the Leigh Village.

Rojo told The Mail: “Tomorrow I am going to play a match with the reserves in a friendly match. I feel good. Up until now I have not had any problems but training is not the same as a match so I will play 45 minutes tomorrow for the reserves.”

Meanwhile, Rojo is eyeing his comeback in the final Champions League game versus CSKA Moscow on December 5, which could potentially put him in line to feature in the Manchester derby scheduled five days later.

He added: “In three weeks we have a Champions League game that and if all goes well tomorrow I could play in that.”

Rojo had played a key role for United during their EFL Cup and Europa League success last campaign where he featured in both the centre-back and left-back positions. His availability will surely provide a boost during the congested festive schedule with Phil Jones unlikely to play every game due to his fitness issues.


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