Marcos Rojo is targeting a return from injury during Manchester United’s final Champions League group stage game against CSKA Moscow, according to Sky Sports News.
The centre-half has been out of action since April, after suffering ligament damage against RSC Anderlecht in the Europa League.
These types of injuries are never easy to come back from, but credit to the Argentina international for working hard, and getting himself back in the mix before Christmas.
“Tomorrow (Wednesday) I am going to play with the reserves in a friendly match,” Rojo told TyC Sports, via Sky. “I feel good. Up until now, I have not had any problems but training is not the same as a match.”
“In three weeks we have a Champions League game and if all goes well tomorrow, I could play in that.”
He has the added motivation of this being a World Cup season, with the aggressive defender wanting to force his way back into his national team’s squad before then, in order to prove his capabilities of being fully fit and available by the time June rolls around.
We have to remember that Rojo, alongside Eric Bailly, was our go-to back two for the majority of Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge. It was a pairing that became extremely reliable for the Red Devils, and I’d be surprised if we don’t see that combination flourish again before the end of the campaign.
It’s down to Rojo to keep putting his body through the rigorous training as he kicks it up another notch as he gets set to play for the reserves tomorrow night. It is wonderful to see him back involved, though.