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According to reports Manchester United’s Argentinian international Marcos Rojo has pulled out of his country’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay so that he will be fully fit for United’s next game against Everton.

The 25-year-old defender has missed the Red Devils last four games after having picked up a hamstring injury during the 3-2 win over Southampton.

The Manchester Evening News is claiming that Rojo has been given permission to remain in Manchester as he prepares for United’s next game against the Toffee’s on October 17th.

The Argentinian FA released the following statement: “Marcos Rojo will not be part of the squad for the qualifying debut against Ecuador and Paraguay, as he is in the final phase of recovery from a grade 1 injury in his right hamstring.

“Louis Van Gaal, the Manchester United coach, was in touch yesterday afternoon with Argentina coach Gerardo Martino to explain to him the convenience of the defender finishing his recovery in the club.

“The situation was understood by the Albiceleste trainer, who will hope to have Rojo in top condition for the second qualifying double-header against Brazil and Colombia, in November.”