Marcos Rojo makes Manchester United pledge: “I’ll leave everything on the pitch”

by Sam Peoples

Marcos Rojo is over the moon after completing his move to Manchester United and vowed to give everything he can to the club.

Rojo, 24, becomes the first signing this summer which Louis van Gaal had complete control over as deals for Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera were already organised before he became manager.

The Argentinian defender will have some big shoes following the departures of Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra but he is confident he won’t let Van Gaal or United down.

Rojo clearly doesn’t lack confidence which puts him in good stead and having Spanish speaking team-mates like Juan Mata and Ander Herrera will really help him settle.

Speaking to MUTV in his first interview as a United player, Rojo also insisted United were the biggest club in the world and the one which he always followed in the Premier League.

Welcome to Manchester United. How does it feel to be here and to be signing for this club?

Thanks very much. I’m very happy as this is a big step forward in my career and it’s amazing to be joining the biggest club in the world.

What do you know about the club, the history, the players?

I know a lot about the club because I always follow the Premier League and Manchester United were always my team because they were the biggest and the best. Juan Sebastian Veron played for United and was a great player and I always watched his progress. United were always my club.

There has been a lot of talk and speculation about the move. How have the last few days been for you?

It’s taken a while for everything to get sorted out because these transfers can be very difficult, but I’m so happy to be here at Manchester United.

How did you feel when you heard for the first time that Louis van Gaal wanted to sign you?

It was unbelievable. We played against his team in the World Cup and they were excellent. When I heard that he wanted me to come here I was very happy but also very proud and very excited to get an opportunity at a club like this.

What do you think your best qualities are as a footballer?

I always give everything I have in a game and I leave everything out there on the pitch. I play each game as if it could be my last. That’s the most important thing in my philosophy.

What do you think you can achieve here, with the team and also on a personal level?

I think the most important thing is that I keep growing as a player and keep improving. I have worked really hard for this opportunity and now I am at the biggest club in the world and I want to win trophies.

Finally, there are a lot of people here at the club now who can speak Spanish so that should help you settle in and get used to your new surroundings…

Absolutely, that will certainly help me as I get used to life in this country and will help me get settled into the team as quickly as possible.

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