Everton set for major boost as key Man United man faces possible lay-off
By Danny Wright
Manchester United may be without Marcos Rojo when they welcome Everton to Old Trafford in early April.
The key United centre-back appeared to stamp on Chelsea’s Eden Hazard during the second-half of their 1-0 FA Cup quarter-final defeat on Monday night.
If referee Michael Olivier says that he didn’t see the incident, Rojo could face retrospective action from the FA – similar to what happened to Zlatan Ibrahimovic last week as he was handed a suspension for elbowing Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings.
Rojo stamp on Hazard…just in case anybody at the FA missed it..?…everybody Re tweet..another pic.twitter.com/R1VVgmVAgV"
— Mike Peck (@mpecky61) March 13, 2017
Should the FA decide that Rojo is guilty of violent conduct he will be hit with a three-match suspension.
He will be allowed to play for Jose Mourinho’s side against Rostov in the Europa League on Thursday as the ban would only apply for domestic competitions.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
This would mean he will be suspended for United’s league meetings with Middlesbrough, West Bromwich Albion and Everton.
Ronald Koeman’s side are just two points behind sixth-placed Manchester United in the Premier League and it will be a huge boost for the Dutch manager if any of Mourinho’s key man are missing for the clash.
The Toffees have won just once against United in the last six encounters between the two sides.
Their last win at Old Trafford was in 2013 when Bryan Oviedo scored a late winner in a 1-0 win.