Marcos Rojo move still hasn't been signed off by Premier League

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Marcos Rojo's transfer to Manchester United has still not been signed off by the Premier League, according to The Daily Mail. 

And the report has suggested that this could cause Louis van Gaal a selection dilemma ahead of this weekend's clash with Burnley, as it has been suggested that the Red Devils need to resolve the issue by midday tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. 

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Rojo deal

This news will be frustrating for new United boss Louis van Gaal, considering the player moved to Old Trafford for £16 million just over one week ago. It was initially suggested that obtaining a work permit was the only delay in the deal, but it now appears that there is a problem with funding group Doyen.

The report has suggested that the Premier League are currently looking into the matter, with it being suggested that Doyen is claiming 75 per cent of the transfer fee. It appears that Doyen have yet to receive any money regarding the transfer, despite the fact that United have already payed £8m up front to Sporting for the Argentine.

Manchester United, meanwhile, will be desperate that the deal gets over the line before tomorrow afternoon, with the club in need of improvement at the back. This saga, however, could yet rumble on, which would leave Van Gaal with a serious problem.

Defensive issues

Manchester United have endured a disastrous start to the 2014/15 season, with the club yet to win a competitive game under Van Gaal. The new regime has yet to really kick into action, with the Red Devils having only secured one point from their opening two Premier League fixtures.

United's worst performance of the season, however, came this past week as the Red Devils were dumped out of the Capital One Cup by MK Dons. Van Gaal's side went down by four goals to nil at stadium:mk, meaning the club have no conceded seven goals in their opening three fixtures.

After the departures of Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and Alex Buttner, United have been left short of options at the back. Whilst the club have invested in Luke Shaw, the full-back has yet to take the field this term through injury.

The likes of Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Phil Jones are in need of stepping up at the Theatre of Dreams, but are yet to prove themselves on a consistent basis for the club.

ManchesterUnited fans, then, will be hoping that the obstacles regarding the Rojo transfer are quickly completed, and they will be hoping for a timely boost against Premier League new-boys Burnley.

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