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15th Sep 2016

Delighted Manchester United fans celebrate the return of Marcos Rojo

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Simon Lloyd

Days on from their team’s disappointing derby day defeat, Manchester United fans were given a welcome boost by the return to first team action of the immensely popular Marcos Rojo.

The Argentine, who had appeared to be heading for an Old Trafford exit over the summer, was making his first appearance of the new season as Jose Mourinho’s side faced Feyenoord in the opening fixture of their Europa League campaign.

The news that the former Sporting defender had been selected in United’s starting line-up for the trip to Rotterdam was greeted by a flurry of jubilant tweets from the club’s supporters.

Almost immediately after the game had kicked off, the 26-year-old’s immaculate sense of positioning was winning him plaudits.

As was his ability to pick a pass.

As the first half drew to a close, United’s supporters were in little doubt that their side was much stronger with Rojo in it.

With Luke Shaw rested for the trip, it seems the England full-back may struggle to regain his place in the side when they face Watford this weekend.

The talented Rojo and the rest of his Manchester United teammates will also face Turkish side Fenerbahce and Zorya Luhansk of Ukraine as they participate in the Europa League group stages for the first time in their history.

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