Register Login Scores

International

Rojo: Move To Man United Was Hard

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 ready.

“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.” 

75 comments

Top 5

Breaking: Pirates Confirm Two New Signings

146 Sep 23, 2020 02:43 PM in Orlando Pirates

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Reported Mass Clearout At Ajax After Promotion Heartbreak!

5 Sep 23, 2020 10:22 AM in Siyagobhoza

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

16 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Defender Comments On Pirates Move Talk

8 Sep 23, 2020 09:13 AM in Orlando Pirates

Chiefs Officially Unveil New Home And Away Kit

220 Sep 22, 2020 02:50 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Highest-Paid Liverpool Stars Revealed

10 Sep 20, 2020 06:35 PM in English Premier League

8 Transfers Close To Being Completed

Sep 21, 2020 06:27 PM in World News

Breaking: Chiefs Confirm Two Assistant Coaches For Hunt

180 Sep 21, 2020 03:45 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Alleged Death Threats Made To Khanye For Chiefs Analysis!

269 Sep 22, 2020 03:43 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pirates Make Decision On Defender After Hlatshwayo Arrival

20 Sep 23, 2020 01:28 PM in Orlando Pirates

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

How Madisha Became The Cleanest Player In Mzansi!

46 Sep 23, 2020 12:09 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

6 Stars Who Could Be Affected By Tyson & Hotto's Arrival

7 Sep 22, 2020 01:20 PM in Orlando Pirates