Van Gaal reveals extent of injury to Manchester United star

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has revealed that Marcos Rojo’s injury is not serious after the defender limped off the field in the 55th minute against Arsenal, Manchester Evening News reports.

The Red Devils secured a brilliant 3-2 victory over the Gunners on Sunday, with Rojo starting his first match in three months after overcoming a previous shoulder problem.

However, just five minutes into the second half, the Argentina international was forced off once again after a challenge with Aaron Ramsey, with United youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah replacing the left back.

But manager Louis van Gaal has claimed that he doesn’t think Rojo’s injury is serious, also citing that he planned to take the 25-year-old out anyways on the 60-minute mark.

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. 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.”

United will face Watford in their next fixture at Old Trafford, with Van Gaal still intent on finishing fourth and qualifying for the Champions League with fourth place Manchester City just three points ahead of them on the table, albeit with one game in hand.