Marcos Rojo has earned his place in Garth Crooks’ team of the week following Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with AFC Bournemouth last Saturday.
The Argentine claimed his first goal of the season – and just the second goal of his Man United career – after 23 minutes against Eddie Howe’s side, deflecting the ball home from a drilled Antonio Valencia cross.
United once again failed to capitalise on their dominance at Old Trafford, but Rojo can be pleased with what was another stellar performance at the back.
The 26-year-old, in turn, received a place in Crooks’ team of the week alongside Crystal Palace’s Mamadou Sakho and Swansea City’s Martin Olsson.
Saturday’s draw once again illuminated United’s inexplicable mediocrity in front of goal at home to lesser sides; Mourinho will, no doubt, spend a lot of this week scratching his head over how to rectify this self-reproducing malaise.
One thing he can be sure of after Saturday, however, is that Rojo’s place in this United squad belongs at centre back. The Portuguese has deployed the defender at left back on occasion this season, preferring his raw mettle over Daley Blind‘s more composed approach, but not once has this decision proven to be fruitful.
United fans will hope that Saturday’s assured display puts an end to any awkward stints at full-back for Rojo this season.