Marcos Rojo "proud" to link up with Louis van Gaal

Marcos Rojo of Argentina celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Nigeria and Argentina at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 25, 2014
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Manchester United-bound defender Marcos Rojo expresses his pride at getting the chance to work under new manager Louis van Gaal.

Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo has expressed his pride at having the chance to work with Louis van Gaal ahead of his imminent move to Manchester United.

The Argentine defender is expected to complete the formalities of his "dream" move to Old Trafford in the near future after Sporting confirmed that Nani had moved the other way on what is understood to be a season-long loan deal.

Rojo believes that he will be able to adapt to the English game "easily" and also reiterated his apology for how he acted when trying to force the move.

"It's a dream to play at Manchester United and I am very proud of having the chance of working with Van Gaal. I spoke with Juan Sebastian Veron about Manchester United when we were at Estudiantes. I have always liked English football, and I should adapt to this new playing style easily," the 24-year-old told Continental.

"There was a misunderstanding, I never wanted to do something wrong at Sporting as I have always been very thankful to that team that gave me many chances for playing in Europe.

"If I made a mistake, I have already apologised because I didn't want to hurt the feelings of anyone at the club."

Rojo, who spent two years with Sporting, featured for his country at this summer's World Cup, playing all 120 minutes in the final against eventual winners Germany.

Portugal's forward Nani celebrates with Portugal's defender Joao Pereira after scoring during a Group G football match between USA and Portugal at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 22, 2014
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