Marcos Rojo after the 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

Marcos Rojo added to United's injury list

Marcos Rojo is unavailable for Manchester United's return to Premier League action at Sheffield United this weekend, after picking up an injury.

The defender was forced to withdraw from the Argentina squad during the latest international break and will be absent when the Reds travel to South Yorkshire to meet the in-form Blades on Sunday.

It is a blow to the South American, who was starting to impress with his aggression and nous at the heart of the defence.

“Rojo got a muscle injury in training or he's been struggling with it, so he's been trying to get back,” manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told reporters on Friday at the Aon Training Complex.

“He's not ready yet. He had to pull out of the internationals. He was playing with some discomfort towards the end of that run. So maybe [he will be out for] a couple of weeks.”

The 29-year-old has featured in nine matches this term, and has been on the winning side in his last four outings - against Partizan Belgrade (twice), Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion.

While it's disappointing news on the injury front for Rojo, Ole confirmed in his press conference that fellow defenders Eric Bailly and Tim Fosu-Mensah are on the mend after their lengthy lay-offs due to knee surgery.

“Obviously Tim and Eric they have had knee injuries and they have been out for a long time,” added the boss.

“They've stepped up their recovery, they've not joined in with the team yet, but they won't be far away.”

United have 11 matches left in 2019, including games in the Europa League and Carabao Cup.

The manager will, therefore, need a sizeable squad at his disposal due to the busy spell, with next week's schedule including a long journey to Kazakhstan to face Astana.

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