Tuesday, 19th August, 2014

Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo has announced that he will be joining Manchester United, however there has been no official confirmation from either of the clubs.

Reports of Manchester United’s interest in the defender emerged last week and the club made a €20m bid for the 24-year-old.

However, Sporting’s reluctance to sell their prized asset led to a major war of words with Doyen Sports, who are in control of 75% of the player’s economic rights.

The Portuguese outfit also took disciplinary action against Rojo after he refused to train with the team and slapped in a transfer request.

Manchester United stepped in to diffuse the furore surrounding the player and established a line of communication with Sporting, who in the past had a good working relationship with the English club.  


Sporting’s stance on Rojo softened and the club have been willing to negotiate with Manchester United over the defender’s transfer.

It seems the deal is all but done as the 24-year-old defender announced his move on Argentine radio yesterday.

"It's a dream to play at Manchester United, it will be a great experience”, Rojo told Radio Continental.

“I hope I can adapt quickly to the English game."

Neither Sporting nor Manchester United have made an official announcement regarding Rojo.

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