Thursday 22 August 2019

Marcos Rojo sets return date with Manchester United as he prepares for imminent comeback

Marcos Rojo
Marcos Rojo
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Marcos Rojo will take another step towards a first team return with Manchester United by playing in their in their under-23 team against Athletic Bilbao in the Premier League International Cup on Wednesday evening.

Rojo has not played since damaging knee ligaments in a Europa League game against Anderlecht in April, but he has been edging closer to full fitness in recent weeks and is now ready to take the field again.

Argentine defender Rojo has also set a return date for his comeback and with United set to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Champions League in their match against Basel next week, Rojo is looking at the final group stage game to make his return, in what would be a huge boost to manager Jose Mourinho’s defensive options.

“I am going to play with the reserves in a friendly match (on Wednesday,” stated TyC Sports. “I feel good. Up until now, I have not had any problems, but training is not the same as a match.”

Rojo is also eager to reclaim his place in the Argentina squad ahead of their World Cup adventure in Russia next summer, with his nation confirming their place in the final in his absence last month.

“I have to win my place back in the team so that (Argentina) coach Jorge Sampaoli considers me for the World Cup,” added Rojo.

“I have been out a while but I am determined to get back into the national team. I want to show Sampaoli how good I am.”

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