Marcos Rojo has admitted that he is still unable to understand what Wayne Rooney is saying but still finds the Manchester United skipper funny.
Rojo made the £16 million move from Sporting Lisbon to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window, and was later joined by Argentina team-mate Angel Di Maria. He has admitted that both of them are yet to learn English.
However, he has provided Rooney with a touch of comfort, saying that he knows that whatever the Manchester United captain is saying, it's definitely funny.
That is to the detriment of Rooney, who is trying in vain to make the new Manchester United stars feel at home with his best material. Rojo admits that he is striving to learn English as soon as possible.
Talking to the Sun, Rojo said: "He jokes at me and Angel but I have to admit we don't understand his jokes – because we don't speak English.
"Soon I will understand because I want to learn the language and I am already taking lessons."
World Cup heartache
Moving to more serious matters, Rojo also revealed the extent to which his dreams were shattered by Argentina's narrow 1-0 loss in the World Cup final to Germany.
The Argentines will be looking to put the defeat behind them by beating arch-rivals Brazil in Bejing on Saturday.
"It was painful for us to lose the final against them," he is quoted in the same report as saying.
"We wanted to win the cup and it eluded us but now we have to put it behind us. We have to move forward and think of what’s ahead. We have the Copa America in 2015, so now our focus is to be prepared for the upcoming games.
"The match against Brazil will be very tough," he added. "It is a derby for the Americas and for the world, I would say."