Marcos Rojo in Under-23s action.

Rojo: Ole has told me I'm in his plans

Friday 12 April 2019 16:59

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has revealed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told him he is part of his plans at Manchester United.

The Argentina international has suffered from a number of injury problems this season but is back fit and in contention for a starting spot in Saturday's Premier League clash with West Ham at Old Trafford.

After appearing at the ground for the Under-23s last week, the South American is in a position to challenge for a place, particularly with left-back Luke Shaw suspended.

Marcos played 45 minutes for the Under-23s in the draw with West Brom.

"It’s been very good," Rojo told MUTV ahead of the clash with the Hammers. "Since he [Ole] arrived, he’s had an incredible relationship with me.

"When he got here, he told me I was part of his plans and that he wanted me to get myself fully fit.

"He helped me a lot because I was coming off a bad run of injuries and he told me to not worry and just concentrate calmly on making progress in my rehab and recovery.

"That was important to me and then as I've said, he allowed me to go back to Argentina to be with my family a while, as we didn’t have any fixtures.

"I think his most positive feature is the way he is close to the players and he understands them very well too because he had a long career as a player himself and he played a long time here at this club too.

"I think that you can see that in his ideas on how to play the game and getting back to what United was before. He’s very positive, always helping and always giving advice."

Marcos Rojo and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrate the Champions League win in Paris.

It is certain to be another big round of games in the battle for a place in the top four, with United desperate to remain in the shake-up.

Tottenham host relegated Huddersfield Town on Saturday lunchtime, Chelsea are at Liverpool on Sunday while Arsenal make the short trip to Watford on Monday evening.

"There aren’t many games left," added Rojo. "But they do come quickly one after another. I think we have about a month and a bit left of just nothing but matches, which is going to be a lot of fun between now and the end of the season.

"We’ve got a lot of big stuff ahead of us and some important challenges that we are still competing for so, yeah, it’s great!"

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