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Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo close to return from injury

Marcos Rojo is close to a return from injury
Image: Marcos Rojo is close to a return from injury

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.

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Marcos Rojo could be close to a return from injury after the Manchester United defender was seen training with teammates in Portugal

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."

LISBON, PORTUGAL - OCTOBER 17:  Manager Jose Mourinho of Manchester United speaks during a press
Image: United manager Jose Mourinho says Rojo is in Portugal to train, not play

United will also be without Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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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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