Manchester United’s tour squad was officially announced earlier in the week, and to our surprise, Marcos Rojo was included despite the fact that he is currently out injured. At first, you’d think that Jose Mourinho has made him come, as it’d help with team bonding.
However, according to the BBC’s Simon Stone, Marcos Rojo headed into Manchester United’s evening training session at UCLA, before adding that the Argentine looked to be moving well enough on entry.
Saw Marcos Rojo head into this evening's training session at UCLA. Looked to be moving well enough. No idea what he did. No media allowed in
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) July 11, 2017
This can only be a positive. The fact that he’s even on tour is surprising in the first place, because when you suffer ligament damage, it can sometimes take the best part of a year to recover from.
Considering the fact that his injury happened just over two months ago, it is remarkable that he is doing any kind of work ahead of the new season getting underway.
Rojo was simply outstanding last season, and that probably had an awful lot to do with the real show of faith Mourinho put in him by giving the 27-year-old a regular run in the side.
In my opinion, I’d be surprised if he’s fit and ready when the start of the season officially begins on August 12th, but these are definitely encouraging signs for Manchester United. Particularly when you read he could be out until September – and he’d still need some time to regain match fitness from that point.