The Argentine powerfully headed home for Man United’s second of the night after Juan Mata had opened the scoring. James Wilson’s late finish eventually wrapped up a comfortable win for Louis van Gaal’s side.
Speaking on social media, Rojo said he was pleased with the result:
Very happy with the victory tonight! Also very happy with my first goal for Manchester United! /muy… http://t.co/7GMuaEAgQe
The 24-year-old has quickly established himself as a fans’ favourite at Old Trafford since joining from Sporting Lisbon last summer.
Rojo had big shoes to fill following the departures of experienced defenders Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, but a string of assured performances has arguably established him as United’s best central defender.