Louis Van Gaal Manchester United
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has had to deal with a lot of injuries this seasonReuters

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has confirmed that Marcos Rojo will undergo a late fitness test to determine whether he will be able to play against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

The Dutchman revealed that the 24-year-old, who was ruled out for three weeks after suffering from a dislocated shoulder in early November, has a "minor problem" and is doubtful for United's Premier League clash against the Spurs at Old Trafford.

"Rojo is a little bit injured and you have to take care of the health of players," Van Gaal told MUTV. "He has a minor problem. Maybe I take him out of the game against Tottenham but I have to decide."

With Jonny Evans also unavailable due to him getting suspended for six games for spitting at Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse, United only have two recognised centre-backs Phil Jones and Chris Smalling for the Tottenham clash, although youngsters Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair are also available.

Angel di Maria will also be unavailable for this game due to him getting sent off during United's last fixture against Arsenal in the quarter-final of the FA Cup.

Robin van Persie is another definite absentee as the striker is still recovering from an ankle injury he picked up during the Red Devils clash against Swansea City on 21 February.

Meanwhile, Van Gaal says that he is impressed by the way Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has handled the youngster at White Hart Lane this season.

Pochettino, who found a lot of success at Southampton, after promoting the club's academy players, has done the same at Tottenham this season.

And his plan has worked well, with striker Harry Kane winning two consecutive Player of the Month awards in the Premier League.

And Van Gaal says he is impressed with the Argentine boss' work at White Hart Lane this season.

"It is the first match of the 10 matches we have to play in the rat race," he added. "It is not easy to play Tottenham because I like Tottenham, I like the process in Tottenham. A lot of experienced players are not playing and a lot of youngsters are playing."

"In spite of that they are very close and they are playing attacking football. The way their striker [Kane] is scoring is a reason for their success. It is also an aspect in the world of football that a big talent can stand up in one season and he is doing that."

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