Marcos Rojo cleared for Manchester United debut

Marcos Rojo Manchester United Defender

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New Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is on course to make his debut against QPR after receiving a work visa.

The Argentina international was signed from Sporting Lisbon for £16million a fortnight ago but has been unable to make his bow due to red tape.

The 24-year-old’s application was held up amid reports he was facing charges in his homeland following an alleged row with a neighbour.

However, the process has now moved on and Rojo is set to experience Premier League football for the first time when Harry Redknapp takes Rangers to Old Trafford after the international break.

A Manchester United tweet read: “The UK Border Agency has agreed to grant #mufc defender @MarcosRojo5 a visa and he will therefore be available to face QPR on 14 September.”

United have made a slow start to the new season under Louis van Gaal who has been charged with the task of restoring the club’s fortunes following a poor campaign under David Moyes in 2013-14.

Van Gaal has yet to see the Red Devils win since taking over following the World Cup finals in Brazil.

United opened up the Premier League season with a shock 2-1 home defeat to Swansea and followed it up with draws against Sunderland and Burnley.

Van Gaal also saw his new side humbled 4-0 in the Capital One Cup at League One outfit MK Dons.

Fans will be hoping for an upturn in fortunes – starting against QPR – after the club splashed out around £150million over the summer on players including Radamel Falcao, Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera.

United are priced at 1.25 to beat QPR who are available at 11.34, with the draw priced at 5.50.

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