Marcos Rojo is without doubt one of the “high 5” central defenders on the planet when he’s in type, in keeping with Manchester United teammate Ander Herrera.
Rojo was an everyday in Jose Mourinho’s crew through the second half of final season earlier than he was sidelined with a knee ligament damage.
The 27-year-old made his first Premier League begin in seven months within the Four-2 win over Watford on Tuesday, and Herrera says United have welcomed again top-of-the-line gamers on the planet in his place.
He instructed the membership’s official web site: “Final season, when he acquired injured, I instructed him that he was within the high 5 central defenders on the planet as a result of his play was excellent and he was in superb type.
“I felt so sorry for him as a result of he acquired injured in what was the perfect second of his profession.”
Regardless of his damage, Rojo was a part of the squad for the summer time tour of the US and performed 45 minutes for the under-23s forward of his comeback towards Basel within the Champions League.
He has discovered competitors for a spot much more fierce this season, with Victor Lindelof added to a squad in the summertime that already consists of Rojo, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.
Rojo might get the nod once more towards Arsenal on the Emirates on Saturday with Bailly and Jones nursing accidents.
Herrera added: “He has been centered on being again and being as match as doable, so I am very, very completely satisfied for him.
“Now, he must be cautious as a result of when you could have a knee damage, you need to watch out with the remainder of your physique, however he is doing superb.”
Rob is ESPN FC’s Manchester United correspondent. Comply with him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.