Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo close to return from injury
By Calum Wilson
Last Updated: 17/10/17 5:24pm
Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo could be close to making his comeback from long-term injury.
The Argentine has been out of action since April after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in the Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht.
Rojo was included in training in Portugal on Tuesday as his team-mates prepare for Wednesday's Champions League tie at Benfica.
However, United boss Jose Mourinho has ruled the Argentinian out of contention for a place in the line-up for the group game.
"Rojo is not coming to play but he is coming with the team to train today with the group," Mourinho told MUTV. "Tomorrow, individually, but he's coming [back]. I would say, probably in two weeks, Marcos is ready to play."
United will also be without Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Mourinho refused to give any clues on who will start on Wednesday, he said: "No, I will not tell you the team. With so many injuries, I think that should be something that you can view with almost a guarantee of success, because our options are so few that it is easy for you to guess the 11."
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