Andreas Pereira and Marcos Rojo in a training session

Andreas and Rojo to play at Old Trafford tonight

Manchester United's Under-23s side to face West Brom at Old Trafford tonight (Friday, kick-off 19:00 BST) will include Marcos Rojo and Andreas Pereira.

The two players are stepping up their match fitness with a number of challenges on the horizon, starting with Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will, no doubt, be keeping a close check on their performances as Ricky Sbragia's team enjoy another outing at the Theatre of Dreams in Premier League 2.

Marcos Rojo and Ricky Sbragia.
Marcos Rojo and Ricky Sbragia shake hands during the Under-23s' draw with Reading.

This is a third appearance at the stadium this season for the Under-23s, and Rojo also featured in the last one - a 1-1 draw against Reading in mid-September.

The Argentina international has only made four first-team appearances in 2018/19 due to injury but he came on for the last 13 minutes of the recent 2-1 Premier League victory against Watford.

With Luke Shaw ruled out of the next two league games for the Reds due to suspension, the South American is a potential option for left-back against West Ham United and Everton.

Andreas has appeared in 11 Premier League games this term and came off the bench in both of our last two games, the win against Watford and defeat at Wolves.

The creative midfielder has racked up plenty of matches at Under-23 and Under-21 levels in the past, reaching double figures for goals, and will be eager to impress on the stage where he scored a superb first league goal for the club in the 3-2 success against Southampton last month.

Andreas battles past Southampton.
Andreas Pereira made a real impact in last month's win over Southampton at Old Trafford.

The pair's experience will help some of the younger players on show as Sbragia has been selecting a youthful line-up since the turn of the year, including members of our Under-18s squad.

There could even be a maiden appearance at Old Trafford for some of those on duty.

Entry is free for all spectators and the match is also being screened live on MUTV.


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