Marcos Rojo has revealed that Louis Van Gaal is working with him to improve his defensive movement in training.
The Manchester United defender joined over the summer from Sporting Lisbon and his new manager has already identified an area in which he needs to improve.
The 24-year-old has made an encouraging start to life at Old Trafford, but still has some way to progress and Van Gaal is hoping to improve his movement around his own box.
"He’s always giving me advice, telling me how to improve my game, my movement," he said to the Mirror. "He’s a great manager who always wants to win and that’s the message he gets across to us. He wants the best and that’s what he demands from his team."
Rojo was brought in to add steel to a Red Devils defence which has struggled this season.
United have looked porous at the back and have been exposed on numerous occasions, but they do appear to be making improvements in this area.
The club have won two of their last three matches and, although they will be hoping for more clean-sheets in the future, there have been no signs of a repeat of the performance which saw them concede five to Leicester City.
Even so, the squad still seems imbalanced with a world-class attack built upon an experienced foundation and Van Gaal will have to work hard to ensure that his defence are up for the challenge this season.
The club are desperately trying to climb back into title contention and they are gradually moving up the table.
United are back in the top four after last weekend's fixtures and they will now be determined to stay there for the rest of the season as their new signings fully bed-in.