Argentine defender Marcos Rojo is set to sign a four year deal with Manchester United, according to Argentine journalist César Luis Merlo.
Merlo has suggested that the Sporting defender will have the option of a further year at Old Trafford, as Louis van Gaal looks set to sign his first defender as United boss. The Argentine journalist has also claimed that winger Nani is set to leave in the opposite direction on a loan deal.
United in need
This news will come as great news for Manchester United fans after the club suffered a nightmare start to the Premier League season. The Red Devils went down 2-1 at home to Swansea City, as youngster Tyler Blackett made his first-team debut in defence.
Alongside Blackett, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones started for the Red Devils, with Jonny Evans on the sidelines with an injury. New United boss Louis van Gaal is yet to replace key defenders that departed the club at the end of the 2013/14 campaign. Experienced centre-back duo Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand both left Old Trafford, whilst left-backs Alex Buttner and Patrice Evra also left the club.
United have, of course, landed teenage Luke Shaw in this transfer window, but United are still extremely light at the back. Rojo, then, could prove a key signing as the Red Devils look to improve before their next fixture.
The defender, who starred for Argentina at this summer's World Cup, looks set to be a key man at Old Trafford, as Van Gaal looks to improve his squad.
It's not surprising that Nani looks set to rejoin Sporting, however. The Portuguese winger, despite only signing a new five-year deal with United in the 2013/14 season has endured a difficult time at Old Trafford of late.
Nani did, however, feature this past weekend as the Red Devils lost to Swansea, but he now looks set to end his spell with United. Having struggled for consistency and form over the last couple of years, Nani's departure from Old Trafford has been on the cards for some time now.
Manchester United fans will be hoping the club can get the deal over the line as soon as possible, with the club next in action against Sunderland on August 24.
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