Man Utd suffered disappointment on Wednesday night as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Basel in their Champions League group stage meeting.
While they’re all-but safe to go through to the knockout stage, United missed the opportunity to seal the deal and top spot in Group A in Switzerland.
In turn, Jose Mourinho, the players and supporters will have been left frustrated as they’ll have to now wait until they face CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford on December 5.
However, there was a significant positive to take away from the game as after welcoming Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic back from long-term injury layoffs at the weekend in the win over Newcastle United, it was Marcos Rojo’s turn this time round.
The Argentine defender has been sidelined since last season after he suffered a serious injury in the Europa League tie with Anderlecht at Old Trafford.
Having worked hard on his rehabilitation since, he made his much-welcomed return to first-team action against Basel, and he seemingly wasted little time in having a positive impact on United supporters who took to Twitter to praise him.
Mourinho will be delighted with getting another injury boost, as it’s going to be critical for him to have as close to a full-strength squad at his disposal as possible heading into the busy festive period to ensure that they continue to compete on various fronts.
Mannnn I fucking love Marcos Rojo. Feels so good seeing him back in a United shirt. pic.twitter.com/r6FjVpzedU
— Adam (@DeGeaoIogy) November 22, 2017
People go on about Zlatan’s recovery, but Rojo’s has been just as good and he’s come straight back into the team and been our best defender.
— Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) November 22, 2017
We have missed ROJO…….??
Rojo Rojo your boat
Gently down the Stream
If you want to win a game
Put Rojo in the team
— @ManUtd_HQ (@ManUtd_HQ) November 22, 2017
Really impressed with Rojo tonight. What a comeback
— James Robson (@JamesRobsonMEN) November 22, 2017
— Ayaz_K (@AK__90) November 22, 2017
Mate we have missed Rojo so much I hate how overlooked he is
— chara ? (@azulmeth) November 22, 2017
Rojo has been an absolutely rock today, the rest of his defence has let him down! That backed with bring off two creatives for two slugs…
— Brad (@BradNeville94) November 22, 2017
Rojo has put a hell of a shift in, can’t think of any other United stand-out performance. Happy he’s back, but that’s a proper shit result. #MUFC
— Scott (@shewitt15) November 22, 2017
Rojo one man team tonight!
— MUFC (@5MYTHY) November 22, 2017
Only positive I can take from this game is rojo #mufc
— B (@RemiEzekiel) November 22, 2017