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Sir Alex Ferguson excited by Marcos Rojo

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Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken out about Manchester United's transfer dealings over the summer - and has picked out Marcos Rojo as the one he has his eye on most.

Ferguson stepped down from the hotseat at Old Trafford back in 2013, but has still kept his eye on goings on at his former club. Having overseen David Moyes' ill-fated appointment which ended after just 10 months, he's taken a step back to allow Louis van Gaal to form his own team out of his shadow.

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Now though he's broken his silence on all things Manchester United, and has had plenty to say about their transfer business. The Red Devils splashed around £150 million on six players over the summer including Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind, while they also shattered the British transfer record to land Angel di Maria from Real Madrid.

However it wasn't any of the big-name buys who have caught Ferguson's eye, but Rojo. The Argentinian joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in a deal worth £18 million during the summer transfer window, and made his debut in the 4-0 victory over QPR at Old Trafford last month.

Ferguson was impressed with what he saw from Rojo at the World Cup, and has tipped the full-back for big things with Manchester United.

When asked which piece of business he was impressed with, the legendary boss responded: "Rojo, the Argentinian boy, I watched him at the World Cup, I thought he did really well for them.

"I think he's capable of playing either left side as a wing-back if you like or as a centre-back."

Ferguson also had some kind words for Falcao, who joined Manchester United on loan from Monaco with a view of making the switch permanent at the end of the season for a reported fee of around £45 million. He got his first goal in the 2-1 win over Everton before the international break, and Ferguson is looking forward to seeing more of the Colombian.

'The big one is Falcao who we're all waiting to see. Obviously, he has fantastic goalscoring ability. He had his injury so getting him on loan is the right thing to do,' said the former Manchester United manager.

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