Manchester United's Marcos Rojo aiming for New Year return

Marcos Rojo - Portugal Vs Argentina, 9th February 2011

Manchester United's Marcos Rojo is homing in on returning to first-team action.

Argentine defensive star Marcos Rojo wants to put his injury problems behind him and return to action for the Red Devils as soon as possible.

The former Sporting Lisbon man picked up his latest thigh injury in training prior to the 3-0 win over Liverpool on December 14th and has been missing from the first team ever since.

Rojo was speaking in the club's latest issue of United Review and explained how frustrated he has been with injuries and is aiming to be back on the pitch early in the New Year.

He said: "I’ve had the misfortune to get injured recently and I really don’t like it. It’s terrible to miss training and be out of the team. I just hope I can regain my full fitness quickly and it doesn’t happen again, as it’s never good being injured.

"Certainly there are a lot of games coming quickly, one after another. That’s what I want, to get fit as quickly as possible so I can lend a hand to the team.

"The manager is going to want as many players as possible for this busy period. It’s an important part of the season with so many games in quick succession."

It's unclear whether Rojo will be available for United's gruelling New Year's day clash away at Stoke City, but he could make his comeback in either the FA Cup third round tie against Yeovil Town on January 4th or the fixture versus Southampton the following Sunday.

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