Marcos Rojo is two weeks away from making is long-awaited return from serious injury suffered at the end of last season, revealed Manchester United manager Joe is a marine you on Wednesday evening.
The Argentine defender suffered ligament injury in Man United UEFA’s Europa League quarter-final second leg against Belgian side Anderlecht, in the same game as striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Rojo, though, will make his return before his teammate in very positive news for United given that the injury list as quickly racking up.
The 27-year-old was part of United’s travelling squad, but was not yet ready to play, in the Reds’ 1-0 win in the UEFA Champions League against Benfica.
Speaking ahead of the game, Mourinho told MUTV that “Rojo is not coming to play but he is coming with the team to train today with the group. Tomorrow, individually, but he’s coming [back].
“I would say, probably in two weeks, Marcos is ready to play.”
Rojo’s return is needed at Old Trafford, after injuries to first choice centre-backs Eric Bailly, suffered on international duty with the Ivory Coast, and Phil Jones, who was in action against Liverpool at the weekend but Mourinho revealed has an injury that ruled him out of the Benfica game.
Rojo last played for United on April 20 last season, and will provide much-needed depth United defence which has started the season in good form, conceding only twice in the Premier League in the opening eight games.