Marcos Rojo could return for Liverpool clash

Marcos Rojo suffered a long term injury  (©GettyImages)

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo could be fit for the club's showdown with rivals Liverpool on December 14, according to the Mirror

The Argentine defender, who joined the Red Devils this past summer after an impressive World Cup, dislocated his shoulder against rivals Manchester City at the start of the month. 

Out for the long term

And now it has been revealed that the versatile star also suffered from torn ligaments, but is fighting to be fit for United's crunch clash with Liverpool next month. The centre-half will certainly miss the club's next four games as the Red Devils prepare to take on Arsenal, Hull, Stoke and Southampton.

Before picking up a long term injury, Rojo had proved to be a key member of Louis van Gaal's side, initially starring at left-back before moving into a central position. However, he will now be desperate to prove his fitness over the coming month. 

Without Rojo - against Crystal Palace this past weekend - Louis van Gaal's side managed to keep a clean sheet and secure all three Premier League points in a 1-0 win, however midfielder Michael Carrick had to fill in at the back. 

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Defensive nightmare 

With Rojo out of action, United are enduring quite the defensive crisis as the likes of Phil Jones and Jonny Evans are also out with injury. Chris Smalling was also absent against Palace after picking up a red card against Manchester City, but he could return to the side that takes on Arsenal at the Emirates on November 22. 

With the international break set to begin, Van Gaal will now be hoping that a number of his players return before the clash with the Gunners. As well as a number of his defensive stars, the Red Devils manager will be hoping that Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao can find his fitness at Old Trafford after a disappointing start to his Red Devils career. 

Manchester United, meanwhile, will be desperate to claim the victory against Arsene Wenger's side in a couple of weeks time, as both clubs look to gain some momentum. Van Gaal's side are just one point behind the Gunners and trail fourth placed West Ham United by two points in the race to secure Champions League qualification. 

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