Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has revealed that he will spend another four weeks sidelined with an injury that saw him replaced against Manchester City earlier this month, reports Sport Witness.
The Argentine defender dislocated his shoulder during the 1-0 derby defeat at the Etihad Stadium at the start of November and missed the Red Devils’ win over Crystal Palace the week after. He was not included in Argentina’s squad for the international break, for obvious reasons, but looks set to spend another month out.
Conflicting reports suggested Rojo would be out for up to three months, whilst the player’s father claimed he would be back after a few games, so the former Sporting Lisbon star has spoken out to give a definitive answer.
“The truth is I am very happy because I ended up not having surgery with the shoulder,” he said.
“But yes, I work hard to strengthen the affected area. Now I will not be able to return to play for another three or four weeks.”
Rojo’s absence leaves Louis van Gaal with a problem at the back, given that central defenders Jonny Evans and Phil Jones are both sidelined, and the two midfielders who have deputised as centre-backs in recent weeks, Michael Carrick and Daley Blind, were also injured on international duty.