Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

ROJO BLOW! ; Van Gaal to Step Up Full-Back Search after Argentina Ace Suffers Injury Setback [City Region]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

ROJO BLOW! ; Van Gaal to Step Up Full-Back Search after Argentina Ace Suffers Injury Setback [City Region]

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UNITED'S plans to sign a left-back in the January transfer window could intensify after Marcos Rojo dislocated his shoulder in training.

Rojo, who dislocated the same shoulder last season, suffered the injury on Wednesday and was sent for a scan.

The 25-year-old has spent much of the season deputising for England defender Luke Shaw - who broke his leg against PSV Eindhoven in September - but missed last week's game at Leicester and is now expected to be out for the rest of the year.

Louis van Gaal might now switch Daley Blind, who has played primarily as a centre-back this season, to the left flank and partner Chris Smalling with either Phil Jones or Paddy McNair.

Beyond Blind, Van Gaal has Ashley Young and teenager Cameron Borthwick-Jackson to choose from, as well as Matteo Darmian.

However the Dutch coach admitted two weeks ago he could strengthen the defence in the new year. …

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