For a while, it seemed Marcos Rojo’s Manchester United career was over. But the Argentine international has overcome his injury issues to make it back into the match day squad for the last five league games.
With just 13 minutes of action in that time, it looked like he had made his last start for United. But that was before Tuesday night.
Now United will be without the suspended Ashley Young for one match and Luke Shaw for two. That gives Rojo an ideal chance to enjoy a swan song at Old Trafford.
The £16million signing (BBC) could be heading out the door this summer. After all, he is well down the pecking order when everyone else is available.
But squad depth is vital at United and Rojo is likely to feature in Shaw’s absence, with matches against West Ham United and Everton on the horizon.
United will have both Shaw and Young available for the Champions League quarter-final but it is the league where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must secure back-to-back victories.
A top-four finish is vital and Rojo could have a significant part to play after Shaw’s 10 bookings prompted a suspension.