Manchester United centre-half Marcos Rojo returned to training yesterday, reports Goal.com.
It has been reported that the Argentine ace, who only signed for the Red Devils this past summer, has stepped up his return to fitness as he attempts to get himself back into contention to play for the first-team.
Rojo has been missing from the United side since the club's defeat at the hands of neighbours Manchester City on November 2.
In the showdown at the Etihad, the defender dislocated his shoulder after sliding in for a challenge and was tipped to be out for the long term.
It now appears, however, that he could return to the setup in time for the club's fixture with Premier League high-flyers Southampton on December 8. The game with the Saints may well prove a huge one, with Ronald Koeman's side already as many as seven points ahead of the Red Devils.
The return of the Argentine, then, would certainly come as a boost to Louis van Gaal's side, with the Old Trafford outfit struggling in the defensive department.
In fact, as well as Rojo, United are missing the likes of Rafael da Silva, Jonny Evans and Phil Jones from the first-team. Against Arsenal this past weekend, the Red Devils ended the game with a back-three of Chris Smalling, Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair, whilst wingers Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia played in the full-back positions.
Evans, however, made his return to action last night for the club's Under-21 side, but it remains to be seen as to whether he's in contention to take on Hull City at Old Trafford this weekend.
The Red Devils will be desperate to secure their third straight league win on Saturday and will fancy their chances against a Hull side struggling for form. And with players starting to return from their injury lay-offs, things are looking up at the Theatre of Dreams as they continue to climb up the league table.
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