Man United defender heads back to his native homeland ‘for personal reasons’

Marcos Rojo has returned to Argentina to continue his rehabilitation from a shoulder injury

Marcos Rojo has returned to his native Argentina to step up his rehabilitation from his shoulder injury.

The Argentina defender had been doing his recovery work at United’s Carrington training base but opted to return to his native homeland to continue his fitness work at his national team’s base due to “personal reasons”, according to AFA.

Rojo has been ruled out of action for a number of weeks after the centre-half was forced to have surgery on a shoulder problem following the injury suffered in training last month.

The Argentina international, who joined Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon in a £16m deal following the 2014 World Cup, has been limited to just six Premier League appearances for Louis van Gaal’s side so far this season.

However, the defender looks to be making good progress in his recovery, as he was pictured lifting weights and doing press-ups in the AFA report.

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