Thursday, 21 August 2014
Welcome To Manchester United - Marcos Rojo!
Manchester United have officially signed the young, 24 year old, Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo on a five year contract for £16 million, plus a season long loan for Nani going the other way back to Sporting Lisbon, his old club.
We had the pleasure of watching his brilliant potential at the World Cup 2014 playing with Argentina as he helped them to the final and earlier in the competition he scored against Nigeria in their 3-2 win.
Manchester United will have to pay £4.8 million pounds in total for Nani's wages .
Rojo will wear the number 5 shirt which the Manchester United Legend Rio Ferdinand wore before his recent moved to QPR.
Courtesy of the Manchester United Official Website click here for a full interview with Rojo.
Rojo is Louis Van Gaal's third signing of the summer. Luke Shaw arrived from Southampton for a fee around £27 million pounds, one of the biggest ever fees for a defender. He is 19 years old but is currently out for about a month with a hamstring injury.
Then from Athletic Bilbao the 25 year old from Spain Ander Herrera joined and looked very impressive in Pre season plus he did pretty well against Swansea City, starting to prove his worth of £30 million.
Full match report for Manchester United v Swansea.