FIFA World Cup finalist Argentina's defender Marcos Rojo has indicated his move to Manchester United is secured, describing it as a “dream” to play for the Red Devils. The 20-time champions have offered Rojo's present club Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) £16m plus Nani on a one-season loan and an option to buy him later. While Nani’s decision regarding moving back to Portugal is the final part of the proposed deal, the Argentinian believes he is already a United player.
“It’s a dream to play at Manchester United and I am very proud of having the chance of working with Louis van Gaal,” Rojo told the Argentinian radio station, Continental. “I spoke with Juan Sebastián Veron about Manchester United when we were at Estudiantes. I have always liked English football, and I should adapt to this new playing style easily.”
On his recent refusal to train with Sporting to try and force the transfer through, Rojo added, “There was a misunderstanding, I never wanted to do something wrong at Sporting as I have always been very thankful to that team that gave me many chances for playing in Europe. If I made a mistake I have already apologised because I didn’t want to hurt the feelings of anyone at the club.”
With Luke Shaw out for around four weeks, Rojo may slot straight into the United team at left wing-back or as the left-sided central defender in Louis Van Gaal’s 3-5-2 system at United.