New Manchester United signing Marcos Rojo admits his move to the club was a hard and long process, but a move he is over the moon to have made.
The 24-year-old Argentina defender joins the Red Devils on a £16 million move from Sporting Lisbon, but he reveals it was not all roses and sunshine.
“It was a little bit hard and a long process,” said Rojo.
“It was complicated but the most important thing is that I'm here now and I'm happy.
“I'm very pleased to be here at the biggest club in the world.
“It's a very great honour and I'm very pleased to bring the best I can to this club.
Rojo went on to add that he believes the English Premiership to be the best league in the world and one that will certainly help him improve his game.
“For me it's certainly the most important football league in the world and I've always watched it,” added Rojo.
“One important aspect is there are a lot of young players that come here with a view to improving their game. I hope I can be among them.”
United manager Louis van Gaal admits he has been watching Rojo for a while and is over the moon to have him at the club.
“I played against him in the World Cup so I had to analyse Argentina. In that video I was already enthusiastic about him,” said Van Gaal.
“My philosophy is you should only buy players who fit in the profile. Marcos fits in the profile as a central defender and as a left wing-back. He played for Argentina as a wing-back but in Sporting Lisbon he played as a central defender.
“He shall fit into our profile and he played a fantastic championship. I'm very pleased.”