The 24-year-old was finally granted a UK visa this week and is eligible for selection as Louis van Gaal’s struggling side prepare to take on QPR at Old Trafford
Marcos Rojo says he is “desperate” to make an impression in his Manchester United debut next week.
Argentina international Rojo signed for United from Sporting last month in a deal worth a reported €20 million, but has not yet featured for his new club due to delays in him being given a visa.
However, the UK Border Agency granted the left-sided defender permission to live and work in the country earlier in the week, meaning he is now free to play for United.
Rojo is therefore in line to make his Premier League bow when Louis van Gaal’s side host QPR after the international break on September 14 and says he cannot wait to get going in England.
“I am desperate to get onto the field and play because I have not been able to step into Old Trafford yet,” Rojo told Argentine media.
“I am very happy to be at Manchester United, a top team in the world, sharing a dressing room with players like Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and fellow new signings Angel Di Maria and now Radamel Falcao.
“This is a very important step in my career as a player and as a person. Everything that has happened to me since the World Cup has been a dream.”
Rojo was ever-present as Argentina stormed to the final of the World Cup in Brazil this summer before being beaten in extra-time by Brazil.