The Argentinian defender started by playing at left-back in the absence of Luke Shaw and put in some varied performances but since moving to his natural centre-back position, Rojo has really grown in confidence and has shown some great consistency.
Alongside Paddy McNair, Rojo has been a key part of United’s improved defensive performances and is relishing the challenge of maintaining that in the coming weeks.
“It’s the biggest league in the Europe and probably the world,” Rojo told ManUtd.com.
“I’ve always loved watching Premier League football and wanted to play here.
“The football is very direct, quick and physical, which makes it attractive for the fans. I really like playing here – I’m relishing the challenge.”
Rojo lavished praise onto Van Gaal as an inspirational manager and feels he is somebody who is able to get the best out of his squad, much like Sir Alex Ferguson used to do with aplomb: “He’s brilliant,” Rojo added.
“He’s always giving me advice, telling me how to improve my game, my movement.
“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 really looks like a great addition by Van Gaal for more than just his performances as he is a real character. Rojo gave high fives to McNair throughout his debut against West Ham, hugged Adnan Januzaj when he looked despondent at full-time at Old Trafford after a match and celebrated David de Gea‘s save against Everton like it was a goal.
That sort of character can help change the make-up of a team and although it is early doors in his career so far at United, Rojo has showed all the credentials to suggest he can be an influential figure in his time at Old Trafford.