Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo back in Manchester United training at Carrington

by Sam Peoples

Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo have been keeping themselves busy in Manchester this week training at Carrington.

Both players didn’t go away on international duty due and they were left out of the squad to face Arsenal due to injuries, so it’s a real boost to hear they are both back in action.

Louis van Gaal wants to have two players fit in every position so it will be good to have Rojo back in action and as for Herrera, he has always remained a firm fans’ favourite and if he was fit he may well have started against Arsenal.


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Van Gaal has been able to manage his injuries quite well and Luke Shaw‘s freak accident aside, up until recently they hadn’t caused any issues this season. However, now United are an injury to Daley Blind away from having anybody fit who can naturally play at left-back and even then, Blind is being used as a centre-back.

Rojo will more than likely come back into the team as soon as he is fit but Herrera has no guarantees. The problem for Ander is that he operates best in a No.10 role which is currently occupied by Wayne Rooney who is seemingly undroppable, so van Gaal can’t find a space for him in the team as a consequence.

However, the defeat against Arsenal exposed some problems at United and changes are more than likely to happen over the next few weeks while van Gaal tries to bring some tempo back into the team.

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