Marcos Rojo lifts lid on his summer transfer to Man United

Marcos Rojo reveals how his summer transfer to Manchester United unfolded

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Marcos Rojo has revealed how he tried to force a move to Manchester United after he learnt of the Red Devils’ interest in him during the summer.

The Argentina defender joined United from Sporting Lisbon in a £16m deal back in August as new manager Louis van Gaal bolstered his rearguard options.

And the 24-year-old says that he would call his agent “every day” looking to force through a move to Old Trafford.

“It was a huge surprise when I was told United wanted to buy me,” Rojo said.

“I was in Portugal when my representative told me. He asked me to stay calm but I could not. I started living this dream.

“I could not think of anything else. I would call him every day, but when it seemed the transfer would not happen then I refused to work with Sporting.

“That was when [Juan Sebastian] Veron played his part in the process. He was like a strict father to me, scolding me.

“Veron called me one day when I had refused to train with Sporting and said ‘Do not be stubborn. If Manchester United wants a player then they will not let you escape.’

“And so I went back… and the transfer went ahead.”

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