Marcos Rojo talks up talent of Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett

Marcos Rojo playing for Argentina

Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett have seen a bit more game time than they perhaps anticipated this season. Rojo has been talking about what it's like to play with them.

Manchester United's injury problems at the back so far this season have at least given the opportunity for younger players to stake their claim in Louis van Gaal's plans for both this season and for the future.

Both Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett have featured for the side so far this season, and have featured alongside new signing Marcos Rojo in the back line. 

Rojo - who joined from Sporting Lisbon in the last transfer window - rates the pair very highly. 

He told MUTV: "It's never good to have too many injuries, but this is a big club and there is a lot of depth and quality in the squad.

"I'm happy playing alongside all the different guys because I'm very comfortable with all of them. I've played with Paddy and he is a player with a big future. Tyler has impressed too. But I just love being on the pitch and I really don’t mind who I play with."

Blackett has been a near ever-present for Manchester United so far this season, aside from the ban that came as a result of his sending off in the 5-3 defeat to Leicester City. Though there may be a touch of naivety that comes with a young defender, he looks to potentially be a commanding player in the future, who looks more and more comfortable with each passing game.

Though the headlines from Sunday's win over Everton were grabbed by a fine goalkeeping display from David De Gea, and striker Radamel Falcao getting his first goal for the club, McNair's display of keeping powerful Everton striker Romelu Lukaku quiet was commendable for the 19-year-old.

They're in good hands with Louis van Gaal, who has always given younger players a chance. It will be interesting to see how much game time Blackett and McNair get when the trio of Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling are all available.

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