Marcos Rojo granted work permit

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Marcos Rojo has finally managed to complete his move to Manchester United and is fully expected to make his debut against Queens Park Rangers in front of the Old Trafford faithful.

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Work permit issues

Despite not being able to obtain a work permit for a weeks, Rojo is a now a Manchester United player and will hope to ease Louis van Gaal's defensive problems.

The Argentina international joined the Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon for £16 million, with Nani going on loan in the opposite direction, but has yet to put on the famous red top due to an argument with a neighbour in his native home Argentina in 2010.

Manchester United need all the support they can get in the defence and Van Gaal is very much impressed expecting his new acquisition to provide the club with just what they need in defence.

Van Gaal praise

“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," Van Gaal said after the deal was announced.

"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.”

Argentina combination

Rojo was an ever present part of Argentina's national squad who finished runners up in the 2014 World Cup, making the Castrol Index All Star Team of the tournament.

Manchester United will also be impressed by the performance from Angel di Maria in a friendly against Germany when he managed to set up three goals and get himself on the scoresheet in the 4-2 win. 

Now fans will be hoping that Di Maria and Rojo can combine to ensure a path back to former glories. They will be hoping it starts against QPR on September 14.  

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