Louis Van Gaal is not the man you want to get on to the wrong side of. Marcos Rojo learned that the hard way after the defender has only started two games this season amid all the rift rumours which started when the defender arrived at the training session one days late and messed up his passport ahead of the United States tour.
Since then, Luke Shaw and Daley Blind have kept the Argentine out of United’s squad but Van Gaal now thinks that Rojo will play a crucial part for his team throughout the season. Van Gaal played down any rift rumours with his defender and praised his physical attributes and ball playing techniques.
Van Gaal said: “I saw him in the World Cup in Brazil when he played for Argentina very well. I analysed him at Sporting Lisbon. What I like is that he is physically a very strong guy, he is a good header and his pass is fast. I think there is great potential in him to become a very good player for Manchester United.”
Rojo had a superb game against Everton when he played at left-back as he came up trumps by keeping Steven Naismith out and proving a beautiful assist for Ander Herrera’s goal. That performance must see the Argentine get a starting XI role against CSKA Moscow as well.
Adding more on Rojo as a player, Van Gaal said: “He is a fantastic player and a fantastic team-mate. He is a player who is very tough to get around. For him to be from Argentina and play in the Premier League is not easy but he has done a great job. He will be a very important player for us for the rest of the season.”
Such comments will only help Rojo to establish himself as a regular at Manchester United and if the 25-year old can keep himself fit, he will be a major player for United this season. United have travelled to Moscow to take on CSKA in a crunch Group B Champions League clash where a point is of absolute need for the Red Devils.
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