Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has returned to training after four months following a serious knee injury in the Europa League quarter-finals against Anderlecht.
Rojo endured the damage in April but went with the whole United squad on their pre-season tour through the United States and furthermore also was with the squad to Macedonia for the UEFA Super Cup with Real Madrid.
The defender did not play part in any of the training, however, joined his teammates in the pre match light warm up to continue his rehabilitation process.
About his situation, Mourinho said a month ago that the Argentina defender has no chance of returning to fully before December but the 27-year-old now joined the squad and participated in light training with the rest of the squad.
Another two long-term injuries, Ashley Young and Luke Shaw who had groin and foot injury respectively, also came back to first team training after both appeared in the United reserve side on Monday in their 1-1 draw against Swansea reserve.
The approaching returns of Shaw, Young and Rojo will support Mourinho’s choices on the left flank, with United having so far ignored to sign a left back.
Every one of the three players has till now missed both of the matches of the new Premier League season against Swansea City and West Ham United and now surely they’ll be wanting to once more feature in the first XI after returning to training with the main group.
United have won both the initial two matches with a thumping 4-0 victory and they will be now hoping to make it three wins on the trot as they host Leicester to Old Trafford on Saturday’s fixture.
The Portuguese manager also supposedly told his squad that their target of this season should be to win the Double and reach at least the quarter-finals of the Champions League.