Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was pragmatic when asked about Phil Jones’ fitness earlier this week.
‘How long is a piece of rope?’, Solskjaer asked, in response to a question about when Jones may return.
For now Jones remains on United’s books. That’s not the case for Marcos Rojo, who quit United last month.
Rojo officially left United in February after the transfer window closed, departing on a free transfer to join Boca Juniors.
From United’s perspective it was worth it, to get his wages off the club’s books.
Rojo had not played a match for United since December 2019, and his departure was well overdue.
So how is it going in Argentina?
Not great, unfortunately. Despite being given a hero’s welcome as a big name Argentine international, Rojo is yet to get started.
Rojo got injured in his first training session, and despite the club never officially disclosing his injury, as reported by TNT Sports, he has been out ever since.
Rojo has missed all three of Boca’s league games, and TNT Sports report ‘it is anyone’s guess’ as to when he may make his debut.
Taking a guess themselves, they speculate it could be mid-April when he finally features, in the Copa Libertadores.
The good news for United, is it is no longer our headache any longer.
Injuries derailed Rojo’s career and saw him cease to be regarded as a reliable option.
Phil Jones is heading the same way, although he may not be as easy to shift. Perhaps in the summer there will be a club willing to take a gamble.
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