Manchester United and Argentina defender Marcos Rojo has admitted manager Louis van Gaal is scary – at first.
The defender and manager have reportedly butted heads this season, after the Argentine failed to make the club's pre-season tour of the United States due to passport issues, and then arrived to training a few kilograms overweight.
"He has a really strong personality, but he is a great person," Rojo told Fox Sports.
"He has a bulldog face, but he is great guy. He's scary at first, but when you get to know him and relate to him on daily basis, you get along. But only if you listen to him.
"He listens to us, and even speaks a little bit of Spanish, so he always takes me to his office for a pep talk."
Rojo also rubbished reports that Van Gaal doesn't like South Americans and insisted he has never treated him any different to players of other nationalities.
"The fact that he holds a bad relationship with South American player is just a feeling," he added.
"I've been there with (Antonio) Valencia, (Radamel) Falcao and Angel (Di Maria) and he treated us all the same, he never treated us differently.
"Maybe because of his (poor) relationship with Roman (Riquelme) or with Angel leaving, some people got the wrong idea, but he treats us all the same.
"He is a great person and makes no differences between Europeans and South Americans."
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