Marcos Rojo is yet to feature for Manchester United so far this season having been given an extended summer break after the Copa America but is continuing to work hard in training.
The 25-year-old got the whole way to the Copa America final with Argentina, where they unfortunately lost to Chile, so is a few weeks behind his fellow team-mates after Louis van Gaal granted him a longer holiday.
In his absence, Daley Blind has become Van Gaal’s preferred choice at left centre-back and although fans were concerned about the Dutchman playing there, his performance against Aston Villa at the weekend was actually very accomplished.
That being said, Rojo is the more natural centre-back and it will be interesting to see what Van Gaal does once he is back fit and available for selection again, which is a decision that shouldn’t be too far away.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Van Gaal did say Phil Jones was the only player missing through injury, so maybe Rojo is now available once again.
Rojo was a mixed bag at centre-back last year. Sometimes he was excellent but at other times he would look lost at sea and far from a reliable player at the heart of United’s defence.
In that sense, Rojo’s return does not immediately mean that Blind will be displaced but the decision will, of course, lie at the feet of Van Gaal.