Marcos Rojo cannot wait for Manchester United debut

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New Manchester united signing Marcos Rojo has told media in his native Argentina that he cannot wait to make his debut for Manchester United, after finally being awarded a visa.

The defender signed from Sporting Lisbon for a reported £16 million, but he has had to wait while his work permit was sorted, missing all three of United's Premier league games this term, as well as their shock 4-0 defeat to League One side MK Dons in the Capital One cup.

But after the United Twitter account announced that Rojo had been awarded his visa this week, the 24-year-old says he cannot wait for his debut, expected to be against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford next weekend.

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The new number five told reporters: “I am desperate to get onto the field and play because I have not been able to step on to Old Trafford.

"My life has changed a lot. I am very happy to be at Manchester United, a top team in the world, sharing a dressing room with players like Rooney, Van Persie, Di María and now Falcao.”


Rojo took the number five shirt from departing United legend Rio Ferdinand after his contract expired at Old Trafford, and follows on from wearing the number five shirt at Sporting Lisbon.

Rojo is expected to fit into the left centre back role in the three man defence of United manager Louis van Gaal's 3-5-2 system at Old Trafford, alongside a combination of Johnny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling .

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