Manchester United have completed the signing of 24-year old defender, Marcos Rojo. The Argentina centre-back was one of the stars of the recent World Cup tournament in Brazil, starring in every game on route to the final. He also featured in FIFA’s Team of the Tournament in the left-back slot.
Rojo signs on a five-year deal, after Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United agreed a €20m fee, plus Nani on a season-long loan.
Marcos Rojo said: “It is such an honour to say that I now play for Manchester United. The Premier League is the most exciting league in the world and to have the chance to play in it for the world’s biggest club is a dream for me. I am young and am very keen to continue to learn the game, so playing for such an experienced technical coach as Louis van Gaal is a fantastic opportunity for me. I have joined United to work hard with my team-mates to win trophies and I know that the manager shares that ambition.”
Louis van Gaal said: “Marcos is a very gifted defender. He has played at the highest level in world football and can play either as a central defender or left-back. He has ability, physical strength and a willingness to learn that means he has a very bright future ahead of him. He had a very strong World Cup and has been playing in Europe for a couple of years now. He is a very good addition to the team.”
Manchester United still need more new acquisitions if they wish to challenge for the title this year, and if they could lure Argentine compatriot Angel di Maria to Old Trafford, that’d be an excellent coup.