Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo targets attacking improvement

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Marcos Rojo says he is aiming to become a better player in the final third in order to help Manchester United in their quest for the Premier League title.

The Argentina international arrived at Old Trafford last year for a reported £16million from Sporting but first-team opportunities have been limited so far this season.

He has made just four Premier League appearances from a possible 11, although a hamstring injury picked up at the end of September forced the defender out for almost a month.

The former Spartak Moscow star has been predominantly used as a centre-back by head coach Louis van Gaal but the injury to left-back Luke Shaw, who broke his leg in the Champions League loss to PSV, has provided an opportunity for the South American.

Rojo is hoping he can be the man to fill in at full-back but he knows an improvement is needed going forward to help the Red Devils succeed.

“I’m going to put in all the work necessary so I can be on form to help out the team in that position,” he told United Review. “All I try to do is train hard every day and keep growing and learning a little bit more.”

United are currently fourth in the Premier League, just four points behind table-toppers Manchester City, and they will be hoping to end a run of two consecutive goalless draws at home to West Brom on Saturday.

The north-west giants are firm favourites at 1.30 to pick up all three points, a draw is priced at 5.00 while the Baggies are a big outside shot at 12.00 to cause an upset against the 20-time English champions.

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