Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has remained hopeful that Marcos Rojo’s injury is not serious. The Argentine defender was forced off in the second half of United’s 3-2 win over Arsenal on Sunday at the Old Trafford.
Rojo featured in United’s starting XI for the first time in three months after returning to action after a shoulder problem. As the Old Trafford outfit prepare for another home clash with Watford on Wednesday night, Van Gaal has moved to admit that he’s remaining hopeful that the suspected ankle injury is not too serious.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the win, Van Gaal said: “I don’t think it is serious; it was a kick.
“We have to wait and see, of course. It was also a good position that I gave him the first minutes to play.
The manager revealed after the game that he had a plan to substitute the 25-year-old after 60 minutes. “My plan was already 60 minutes. He didn’t reach the 60 minutes because of the kick.
“He got a kick and my plan was already 60 minutes so that is why Timothy (Fosu-Mensah) was running from half time so it was five minutes early so it was not a big thing. I don’t take risks with players who are coming back. He did it very well I think, the first match after hardly three training sessions.”