'I immediately began to live a dream' - Rojo reflects on United move

Marcos Rojo playing for Argentina

Marcos Rojo told Argentine newspaper Ole of his excitement when his agent told him that Manchester United were interested in signing him.

Marcos Rojo told Ole that he 'immediately began to live a dream' when his agent told him that Manchester United were interested in signing him. 

The 24-year-old signed for United in the summer for a fee of £16 million from Sporting Lisbon following an impressive World Cup showing in Brazil for Argentina. 

The versatile defender played in all but one game for Alejandro Sabella's Argentina side as they went all the way to the final, but unfortunately they lost the key game to Germany.

Argentina were lauded just as much for their defensive resilience as for their formidable attacking play in the World Cup as they scrapped wins together by tight margins.

In fact, despite reaching the final, Argentina didn't win a game by a two or more goal margin and drew three of their seven World Cup matches in the initial 90 minutes - although the last draw came in the final against Germany which they went on to lose in extra time. 

With the plaudits for his performances in the World Cup came the interest from United, and he reflected to Ole on how he took the news when his agent told him of their interest. 

'It was a flash,' Rojo said. 'I was in Portugal, my agent called me and said that Manchester United were interested. 

'He told me to keep quiet, but I couldn't. I immediately began to live a dream. I couldn't isolate myself, I would call him every day.' 

The Argentinian international has been perhaps the only stalwart in the United defence this season as he has been asked to play with a number of different partners in the Red Devils' back four. 

Everyone from £27million pound signing Luke Shaw to Under-21 academy graduate Paddy McNair has lined up in the United defence alongside him, and the unsettled back four has been pointed to as the Manchester outfit's biggest problem so far this season. 

Nevertheless, the performances from Rojo have been largely praised and many have appreciated his good work in tough circumstances. However, the Argentine went on to tell Ole the reception he got even before kicking a ball,was special. 

When asked on how he had been received in Manchester, Rojo answered: 'The truth, I thought I was not going to meet anyone, but I was received very well. Everyone waits on the street to ask me for photos. Playing at Old Trafford is unbelievable.

'In the first game we played locally, I was on the bus with my teammates and suddenly see someone on the street selling a scarf with my face and name on it. I took pictures on my phone and sent them to my girlfriend. I could not believe it.' 

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