On the back of an underwhelming 2015-16 season, the future certainly looked bleak for Marcos Rojo with Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly forming a solid partnership in the opening stages of the Premier League.
However injuries to the aforementioned duo meant that Mourinho had to call on Rojo and perennial injury man Jones to address Man United’s injury woes.
And the Argentine along with Jones has performed admirably in the face of skepticism from the fans and media alike. Rojo has been excellent at the back (bar the two footed tackles) with United conceding just six in the last eight games.
And fans have been quick to note the performances of the 26 year old against the likes of Kane, Benteke and Rondon in recent games. Check out the best reactions to Rojo’s recent revival below:
Marcos Rojo’s game by numbers vs. West Brom:
100% aerial duels won
87% pass accuracy
1 tackle won
Rejuvenated under Jose. pic.twitter.com/NbMAbYhYRp
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 17, 2016
Give credit where due. Rojo has been sensational for us.
— The United Link (@TheUnitedLink) December 18, 2016
Rojo has got Palace fans on strings, Mourinho has turned him into such a lovable rustler. Marcos Rojo FC.
— #Griezmann2018 (@Pogbesque) December 15, 2016
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) December 17, 2016
Marcos Rojo today made 11 clearances in the first-half, three more than the entire West Brom team. #MUFC
— Man Utd Update (@MufcDevilUpdate) December 17, 2016
Darmian literally looks lost. It's only Rooney's backtracking and Rojo's covering that are saving him.
— TriggeRed. (@jonmikesav8) December 17, 2016
Marcos Rojo is becoming a beast. They aren't even missing Bailly. Everything going right for Man U atm
— Sufyan Abubakar (@Sufyan___) December 18, 2016
What Mourinho has done to our defence is nothing short of extraordinary (esp Rojo)
— Kaila (@FutbolKaila) December 18, 2016
— Andrew Kettlewell (@Kett79) December 17, 2016
Can't believe I'm saying this but I don't mind seeing rojo start nowadays
— Shabaz (@DeadIyJuan) December 18, 2016