Manchester united manager Jose Mourinho has been handed a major boost as left footed defender Marcos Rojo returned to training with the rest of the team after missing United’s 1-1 draw with Stoke City last Saturday and could return to the starting lineup for Manchester United’s Thursday EFL cup semi-final second leg tie with Hull City according to reports in the IB Times.
Jose Mourinho selected Phil Jones and Chris Smalling in the heart of United’s defense against Stoke City but the Portuguese tactician will have another option on the table with the return of Marcos Rojo and Jose Mourinho is likely to rotate the Manchester united team as they prepare for three different games in the next seven days.
First is a visit to KCOM stadium for an EFL return leg on Thursday night before they face Wigan Athletic in the FA competition and after that they will host Hull City again at Old Trafford in a premier league fixture and Jose Mourinho will make use of the team depth in the upcoming fixtures and might rest either Phil Jones or Marcos Rojo in one of this clashes.
Saturday’s game against Stoke was Chris Smalling’s premier league start since October following the impressive partnership between Rojo and Jones which led to the duo getting automatic starting shirts under Jose Mourinho and red devils left back defender Luke Shaw also resumed training with the first team and is also be in line to be recalled back to the team.
Luke Shaw returned to training before the clash against Liverpool few weeks back but Jose Mourinho revealed that his lack of readiness and fitness has hindered him and placed him behind Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind at the left back role but with United’s upcoming games, Jose Mourinho will be looking to hand every player a role.
Source: IB Times