4 tackles, one chance created: €20m Manchester United signing helps Di Maria shine

Manchester United's Marcos Rojo was in action for Argentina last night.

As Marcos Rojo waits for his work permit to be approved, the Manchester United star was in action for Argentina on Wednesday night.

He started in a friendly for his country against Argentina, in which new clubmate Angel di Maria stole the headlines with a sensational performance.

Di Maria delivered three assists and scored one goal as the defeated World Cup finalists exacted revenge on Germany in an impressive 4-2 away victory.

While only a friendly, the game was more useful for Marcos Rojo than most, allowing him a chance to remain match sharp as United's legal team pushes to get him a green light to complete his move to the club.

He showed he was just that, recording four successful tackles against the Germans - only midfielder Lucas Biglia made more.

Rojo even created a goalscoring chance, not as many as Di Maria's five, but doing so is still notable for a defender.

The new United signing recorded two interceptions, higher than any of his fellow defenders, and made four effective clearances.

Rojo also completed 80 per cent of his passes, touching the ball 78 times, although won just the one aerial duel.

All the Argentina players will take great heart from a game they will have desperately wanted to win, but Rojo especially will have been delighted to get back on the pitch after his delayed start to the 2014/15 season.

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