Marcos Rojo and Morgan Schneiderlin’s absence explained

by Sam Peoples

Marcos Rojo and Morgan Schneiderlin were both missing from Manchester United’s squad to face Bournemouth on Sunday due to injury and illness respectively.

Rojo picked up an injury in training on Saturday while Schneiderlin remained at home due to illness.

In their places Cameron Borthwick-Jackson was set to start at left-back against Bournemouth while Michael Carrick was going to step into midfield alongside Wayne Rooney.

At this moment in time it isn’t known whether either player is going to be fit in time or the rescheduled Bournemouth game on Tuesday night.

From my perspective, Rojo’s absence was more of a positive thing than anything else because he’s become a liability to Man United in recent games yet Louis van Gaal has continued to play him. So, it looked like the only way he was going to be replaced in the team was if he was unavailable and that was going to be case against Bournemouth.

As for Schneiderlin, he was pretty poor at Upton Park but so were all of his teammates bar Anthony Martial so I wouldn’t hold that performance against him too much. In my mind, he is our best midfielder and should start every game he is fit so I hope he is back in time for the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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