Manchester United are still waiting on news regarding the extent of the injury sustained by Marcos Rojo in the weekend’s comfortable victory over Reading. The on-form Argentine was in the process of turning in another impressive performance when he sustained a muscular problem and had to be replaced by Phil Jones. In a post-match interview with BT Sport, José Mourinho said the following:
"I don't know [what the damage is]. We have to wait a little bit. A muscle is a muscle and you're always afraid of it but let's see what is going on. It would be so important for us to keep our central defenders fit for the month of January. But I prefer to wait. Chris Smalling and Phil Jones did a very good job for us."
With Eric Bailly currently away at the Africa Cup of Nations, it’s certainly not great timing for United. It looks almost certain that Rojo will miss the next game or two, but hopefully it won’t be much longer than that. Aside from anything else, few players embody United’s recent revival better than him.