Argentinean defender Marcos Rojo joins Manchester United

BY NATALI IVERSON - AUGUST 21, 2014

Argentina World Cup defender Marcos Rojo has left Sporting Lisbon and has signed a five-year, €16 million contract with Manchester United.

Rojo reportedly impressed Man United Manager, Louis Van Gaal, after he took Argentina to the finals of the 2014 Soccer World Cup.

"It is such an honour to say that I now play for Manchester United. The Premier League is the most exciting league in the world and to have the chance to play in it for the world's biggest club is a dream for me," said Rojo.

"I am young and am very keen to continue to learn the game, so playing for such an experienced technical coach as Louis van Gaal is a fantastic opportunity for me. I have joined United to work hard with my team-mates to win trophies and I know that the manager shares that ambition."

Rojo is Manchester’s third signing this summer after Van Gaal said that he is looking to strengthen his team’s defense.

"He has ability, physical strength and a willingness to learn that means he has a very bright future ahead of him. He had a very strong World Cup and has been playing in Europe for a couple of years now. He is a very good addition to the team,” said Van Gaal.

Rojo will make his debut at Sunday’s game at Sunderland, as Manchester’s left back, Luke Shaw, will be out of action due to a hamstring injury.

"Marcos is a very gifted defender. He has played at the highest level in world football and can play either as a central defender or left-back,” Van Gaal added.

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