Marcos Rojo is one of the world’s best five centre-halves when in form, says Manchester United teammate Ander Herrera.
Rojo has made his long-awaited return from injury after being sidelined since April.
The Argentina international played the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 Champions League defeat to Basel, following that up with a start in the 4-2 win over Watford.
His recovery has boosted United’s defensive ranks with Phil Jones struggling through injuries, and Herrera feels the club have welcomed back one of the best centre-halves in the world.
“Last season, when he got injured, I told him that he was in the top five central defenders in the world because his play was outstanding and he was in amazing form,” he told the club’s official website.
“I felt so sorry for him because he got injured in what was the best moment of his career.
“He has been focused on being back and being as fit as possible, so I’m very, very happy for him.
“Now, he has to be careful because when you have a knee injury, you have to be careful with the rest of your body, but he’s doing amazing.”