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Argentinian defender Rojo confirms 'dream' Manchester United move

Published on Aug 19, 2014 10:24 PM
 
Argentina's defender Marcos Rojo reacts during the second half of extra time during the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup on July 9, 2014. Rojo is sure that he will complete his €20 million (S$33 million) move to Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon soon. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON - Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo is sure that he will complete his €20 million (S$33 million) move to Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon soon.

He told Argentinian radio Continental that he is set to join Louis van Gaal's English Premier League side.

"It feels like a dream, to be a Manchester United player. Leaving Sporting wasn't easy," he said.

The 24-year-old added that he had spoken to former United midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron about the club when they were team-mates: "He told me about them when we played for Estudiantes."

English media claim that the World Cup star will sign a four-year contract, with the option of extending the deal for a further year with Nani heading the other way.

Rojo apologised to Sporting Lisbon on Sunday evening after refusing to train in an effort to push through the move to United.

"I was hot-headed and I'm sorry. I'll be back with the rest of the squad tomorrow," he said.

"Sporting signed me when I was not at my best and gave me the opportunity to play for a big club in Europe. I would like to thank the trust they had in me and I will resume training on Monday."

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