Sunday, 31st August, 2014

Marcos Rojo’s move to Manchester United is being held up because of visa delay.

The Argentine entered England to sign for Manchester United from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon earlier this month on a tourist visa.

However, a pending criminal investigation against him in Argentina means that Rojo is yet to obtain a working visa that is required for him to play for the Red Devils.

There were reports earlier this week that third party ownership issues were behind the delay, but the FA have already cleared the transfer and they have raised no concerns over third party ownership.

Rojo is in Madrid at the moment where he is awaiting an interview with the British Embassy to secure a work permit. The immigration authorities are thoroughly examining the criminal case against the Argentine before they issue the required working visa to him, according to the BBC.  


Rojo’s lawyers are confident that the criminal case against him will in no way affect his contract with Manchester United.

Louis van Gaal is also confident that the Argentine will be available for the clash against Queens Park Rangers after the international break.

"I believe that when we play QPR he will have a [visa]", the Dutchman said.

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