Man Utd Handed Major Injury Boost As Star Returns Ahead Of Schedule

By on November 27, 2014

Manchester United have been handed a major injury boost with Marcos Rojo returning from a shoulder injury well ahead of schedule, according to the Guardian.

Rojo has been sitting on the sidelines since dislocating his left shoulder during United’s derby defeat to Manchester City at the start of November and the Argentinean international was expected to miss at least six weeks with the problem.

However, it appears United have finally been handed some positive news on the injury front as the Guardian are reporting that the 24-year-old has returned to full training earlier than expected.

The news will come as a welcome boost to Louis van Gaal as the United boss has had to endure a crippling injury list during the opening few months of his time in the Old Trafford hot-seat. Defence has been a particular issue with Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans, Luke Shaw and Rafael all spending time on the treatment table in addition to Rojo.

As we reported earlier, Shaw is now facing another spell on the sidelines after picking up an ankle injury against Arsenal last weekend so Rojo’s return could have come at the perfect time as he’ll be able to fill-in at left-back during the England international’s absence.

However, it remains to be seen whether van Gaal will decide to thrust the former Sporting Lisbon defender straight back into action as he’s previously indicated that returning players need two weeks of full training before they’ll be considered for first team duty.

The Dutchman has stuck to that plan with Jonny Evans as he’s been in training for over a week and turned out for the reserves on Tuesday but is still not guaranteed to be in the squad for this weekend’s visit of Hull City.

So Rojo may be forced to bide his time and build up his fitness before making his return but he’ll be hoping to be involved against Stoke or Southampton over the coming weeks if he’s overlooked against the Tigers on Saturday.

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