Marcos Rojo suffers season ending cruciate ligament injury

by Sam Peoples

Marcos Rojo will miss the rest of Manchester United’s season having suffered a cruciate ligament injury in the 2-1 win over Anderlecht.

The Argentinian defender went down in pain in the first half but walked it off to continue, only to then go down soon after that having come off worse in a tackle with an Anderlecht player.

Unfortunately the prognosis is bad and Rojo is expected to be out of action for six months at least meaning he may not be completely fit to play until October 2017.

Rojo had been building a brilliant partnership with Eric Bailly but Jose Mourinho will now have to do without Rojo, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones who all have serious injuries – although Mourinho is keen for Jones and Smalling to be brave and return from injury early.

This bad injury to Rojo means United have lost five first-team players in the last month to season ending injuries; Juan Mata, Smalling, Jones, Rojo and Ibrahimovic. At a time where the fixture pile-up is only getting more intense, United’s problems are worsening. Squeaky bum time indeed.

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