Marcos Rojo to Manchester United: Sporting Lisbon defender confirms £15m Old Trafford transfer

The Argentina international has said Old Trafford switch is a 'dream'

Marcos Rojo looks primed to complete a 'dream' move from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United.

The Argentine international has emerged as a key target for new boss Louis van Gaal, and the defender appeared to confirm the imminent transfer to Old Trafford during a radio interview.

In an interview with the radio station Continental in Argentina, quoted in several national newspapers, Rojo said: “It's a dream to play at Manchester United and I am very proud of having the chance of working with [Louis] van Gaal."

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Rojo even revealed he had spoken with former Manchester United midfielder and fellow Argentine Juan Sebastian Veron.

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”I spoke with 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.“

Reports have suggested United will pay £15m for Rojo while possibly sending Portuguese winger Nani back to his former club on a one-year loan deal.

 

United's move for Rojo has been complicated by a row between Sporting and his a third-party ownership group, while the 24-year-old player upset his employers by initially refusing to train in a bid to push through the deal, although he later apologised and returned to work.

”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,“ Rojo said.

”If I made a mistake, I have already apologised because I didn't want to hurt the feelings of anyone at the club.“

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