Photo: Man United defender Marcos Rojo working on fitness

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is working hard on his fitness as the centre-half looks to represent Argentina

Marcos Rojo says he is working hard on his fitness as the Manchester United defender looks to secure some game time during the international break.

The Argentina international has been regaining match fitness after United manager Louis van Gaal gave the centre-half an extended break following the Copa America earlier this summer.

Rojo, who moved to Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon last summer, is facing a battle to recover his starting spot after United kept three clean sheets in their opening three games.

Argentina face Bolivia in their next fixture on Saturday night, and Rojo is looking to feature for his national team after being made to wait for his first Premier League appearance of the season.

Rojo wrote on his Instagram page: “With my “albiceleste”, working towards our next friendly matches. #VamosArgentina”

The 25-year-old made 25 appearances in all competitions during his debut Premier League campaign, and it hoping to rack up many more should he be given a prolonged run at the heart of United’s defence.

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Before making the £16m switch to the North West, Rojo shone for Sporting Lisbon and Spartak Moscow, and has amassed 37 Argentina caps to date.

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