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Rojo optimistic of Man Utd return in December

Rojo optimistic of Man Utd return in December

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has targeted the December 5 UEFA Champions League clash against CSKA Moscow as his likely return date.

The Argentina global suffered a knee-ligament injury in the Europa League win over Anderlecht at Old Trafford last season, but has made good progress in his recovery and has been named in Wednesday's squad.

Rojo told TyC Sports: "On Wednesday I am going to play with the reserves in a friendly match". Up until now I have not had any problems but training is not the same as a match, so I will play 45 minutes tomorrow for the reserves.

Manchester United, meanwhile, are preparing to return to Premier League action on Saturday with a home clash against Newcastle United.




So far this campaign, though, it's been Phil Jones and Eric Bailly that has kept opposition attacks at bay impressively. It remains to be seen whether the Argentina worldwide is deployed at centre half or left back.

The Argentina global, however, is aware that he will not make the step-up to the first-team immediately and is targeting a return when the 20-time English league champions take on CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on 6 December.

The star, who has been sidelined since the end of last season, is all set to make his comeback and was the part of Manchester United's Under-23 side in the Premier League International Cup tie against Athletic Club.

Rojo will not be rushed into a return, given the severity of his injury, and the player himself is instead targeting a return in three weeks' time when the Champions League returns.


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