Marcos Rojo: New Manchester United defender STILL awaiting work permit

The 24-year-old is currently at the Argentinian embassy in Madrid

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal revealed today that recent £16m signing Marcos Rojo is still waiting for his work permit to play for the club, and is currently at the Argentinian embassy in Madrid.

Van Gaal, speaking during the unveiling of Rojo's fellow Argentine, Angel Di Maria, said: "Marcos Rojo is working on his permit. He must go abroad for it.  He is abroad in the [Argentine] embassy in Madrid but it’s taking more time than expected.

"The difference with Di Maria is that he has an Italian passport and Rojo does not."

The 24-year-old secured his move from Sporting over a week ago but it looks like it will now be until after the international break when he finally makes his United debut.

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He will have to be registered by 12 noon on Friday to eligible to play against Burnley on Saturday.