By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens

Marcos Rojo will be on the substitute’s bench for Manchester United’s Europa League clash against Midtjylland on Thursday night, Louis van Gaal has revealed.

The defender was one of four injured United players who returned to training on Wednesday in a major boost to the injury-plagued team.

Rojo has not played since 21 November due to a dislocated shoulder but is now fully recovered and will be named in the matchday squad for the first time in three months.

He has been pencilled in for a possible 20-minute run-out in the second leg of the last-32 tie as United attempt to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg in Denmark last week.

Antonio Valencia was also back in training on Wednesday after four months out with a foot injury. But Van Gaal said the versatile Ecuadorian is “is not available for selection” on Thursday night.

In other Manchester United injury news, Jesse Lingard has shaken off a knock sustained in Monday’s FA Cup win over Shrewsbury, while fit-again Adnan Januzaj is cup-tied.