Three reasons van Gaal will be delighted with Rojo's comments about start at Manchester United

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has commented on various aspects of life at the club.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will be delighted with Marcos Rojo’s comments on his start to life at Manchester United, as reported on the club’s website.

Rojo joined in a big money deal from Sporting Lisbon last summer and he’s provided balance on the left side of central defence and also out at left-back.

“From the moment I arrived I've been immersed in the club, the history and the way the manager wants us to play,” said Rojo.

“I know I have to improve a lot of things. I need to get to know the league better and our opponents' characteristics.”

“I don’t get nervous really - once I'm out there on the pitch, they disappear.”

On the first point, the boss will be pleased because Rojo has shown a willingness to connect with the club.

Some players join teams with no real motivation or intention to immerse themselves with that club, which makes it difficult for them to connect with their teammates and the fans.

That doesn’t appear to be a problem with Rojo and guarantees that he’ll understand what it means to be wearing a United shirt.

His comments about improvements are impressive because they show he’s not willing to settle and is always looking for ways to get better.

That in turn makes him a better player and should make him a more difficult defender for the opposition to get the better of.

In terms of nerves, van Gaal will be pleased because that suggests he shouldn’t get intimidated in the build up to big games.

It also suggests that he should be reliable in high pressure situations and consistent because his performances won’t be affected by anxiety.

His job now is to remain consistent over the rest of the season and hopefully help to guide the club into the Champions League for next season.

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