Rojo wants quick return for Man United

by Richard Laverty

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is itching to return to action since picking up an injury in the lead up to the 3-0 win over Liverpool.

Rojo was a mysterious absentee ahead of the Liverpool match and his absence was frustrating for United fans given his good form alongside Chris Smalling in previous matches.

On a personal level, Rojo’s frustration is evident given he’d settled back into the team well after missing a few games with a dislocated shoulder.

The club as a whole have struggled with injuries and Rojo is one of many who has experienced different injuries shortly after returning to the team.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the Argentinian said: “It’s something you never want to go through. You always want to be out there playing on the field, helping your team-mates.

“I’ve had the misfortune to get injured recently and I really don’t like it. It’s terrible to miss training and be out of the team. I just hope I can regain my full fitness quickly and it doesn’t happen again, as it’s never good being injured.”

Whilst some reports suggested the defender could return on Boxing Day, Louis van Gaal believes Rojo is still two weeks away from a return, which would rule him out of the upcoming matches against Stoke City and Yeovil Town. Whatever happens, Rojo is eager to get back in the team and prove his worth to his new supporters.

“Certainly there are a lot of games coming quickly, one after another,” Rojo said. “That’s what I want, to get fit as quickly as possible so I can lend a hand to the team.

“The manager is going to want as many players as possible for this busy period. It’s an important part of the season with so many games in quick succession.”

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