The Argentine Football Association has confirmed that Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo has flown to Buenos Aires to continue his rehabilitation from a dislocated shoulder.
Rojo, who has not played for Man United since the draw against PSV Eindhoven in November, underwent surgery on the injury after picking it up in training last month.
The defender stood among fans for the recent games against Stoke City and Liverpool but he flew back to Argentina to work on his fitness ahead of a return. Writing on Twitter, the AFA said: “Marcos Rojo spent yesterday in the grounds of the AFA to continue rehabilitating.”
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Rojo is one of a number of United defenders on the treatment table, with Phil Jones, Matteo Darmian, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia also sidelined.
Louis van Gaal recently confirmed his intention to sign defensive recruits this month but clubs have been unwilling to sell.
Rojo’s return would be a big boost for United and his inclusion in the side would relieve some of the pressure on 18-year-old Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who has performed admirably at left-back despite his tender age.