‘It Feels Like A Dream!’ – Marcos Rojo Appears To Confirm Man Utd Move After Weeks Of Bickering

Chris Wright

19th, August 2014

By Chris Wright

Portugal Soccer

It’s been more convoluted that your average Hollyoaks script, but it would appear that Marcos Rojo has finally – finally – made his ridiculously protracted move from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United.

The transfer has been beset by legal issues, third-party owners sticking their beaks in, miscellaneous bickering and allegations of industrial espionage, but it seems that the Argentinian centre-half is now on the cusp of officially being sworn in as a United player – at least according to the man himself.

Talking in an interview with Argentinian radio station Continental, Rojo reportedly said: “It feels like a dream, to be a Manchester United player. Leaving Sporting wasn’t easy.”

According to the Telegraph, Rojo is now expected to sign a four-year deal at Old Trafford at some point in the next few days, with a fee of around £15million being bandied around.

With the interview going out on Sunday, Rojo also apologised to Sporting for his refusal to train the previous week in a bid to push his United move through.

“I was hot-headed and I’m sorry. I’ll be back with the rest of the squad tomorrow,” Rojo added.

“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.”

It’s thought that Rojo could undergo a medical with United as early as today, with the only potential sticking point being the fine print of Nani’s season-long loan deal back to Sporting.

We can’t help but feel that this is such a lot of fuss over such an incredibly ordinary player.

Still, as far as United are concerned: a signing’s a signing.