I've joined Man United - Rojo

LONDON - Marcos Rojo has indicated his move to Manchester United is secured by describing it as a “dream” to play for the club.

The 20-times champions have offered Sporting Lisbon £16m plus Nani on a one-season loan to take the left-sided defender.

While Nani’s decision regarding whether to move back to Portugal is the final part of the proposed deal, the Argentinian believes he is already a United player.

“It’s a dream to play at Manchester United and I am very proud of having the chance of working with [Louis] van Gaal,” Rojo told the Argentinian radio station, Continental.

“I spoke with Juan Sebastián Verón about Manchester United when we were at Estudiantes. I have always liked English football, and I should adapt to this new playing style easily.”

Of his recent refusal to train with Sporting to try and force the transfer through, Rojo added: “There was a misunderstanding, I never wanted to do something wrong at Sporting as I have always been very thankful to that team that gave me many chances for playing in Europe.

“If I made a mistake I have already apologised because I didn’t want to hurt the feelings of anyone at the club.”

With Luke Shaw out for around four weeks, Rojo may slot straight into the United team at left wing-back or as the left-sided central defender in Louis Van Gaal’s 3-5-2 system. – Press Association

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