Incoming Manchester United signing could go straight into the Manchester United first team.
Manchester United announced an agreement to sign Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon last night, and he is due to undergo his medical this Wednesday.
The news was relayed by United club photographer Craig Norwood via Twitter, who confirmed last night that the Argentine had made a successful flight into Manchester.
Marcos Rojo has landed into Manchester Airport from Lisbon, medical at Carrington early tomorrow morning before signing transfer papers.— Craig Norwood (@CraigNorwood) August 19, 2014
The World Cup star will hope to complete his deal within 24 hours, providing the medical goes without a hitch, and could be set for a fast start.
"With £27m summer signing Shaw out for up to four weeks with a hamstring injury and Jonny Evans also sidelined, Rojo is likely to go straight into the United team and could make his debut on Sunday against Sunderland."
United do not have many alternatives in defence - although can take heart from Tyler Blackett's impressive display against Swansea.
The game against Sunderland will not be a simple one. The Black Cats pushed United hard in the Premier League last year, saved by two Adnan Januzaj goals in his breakout game for the club.
At United's last game at the Stadium of Light, they were defeated in a miserable Capital One Cup semi-final first leg, before suffering further humiliation in the return at Old Trafford.