Today Manchester United have confirmed that £16 million summer signing Marcos Rojo has been granted a work permit, and will be available for their next league fixture when they face QPR on September 14th.
United’s Twitter feed 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.
Rojo, who started in Argentina’s impressive 4-2 victory over world champions Germany yesterday, has already missed United’s first three league fixtures after the work permit took longer than expected to obtain.
The BBC reported that the reasoning for the delay in granting Marcos the permit was because he was under investigation in his home nation for an alleged assault incident back in 2010. It would seem he has now been cleared of these offenses and any wrongdoing.
Rojo will likely go straight into Louis Van Gaal’s squad to make his debut against QPR but he may not be the only player starting his first United game, as deadline day loanee signing Radamel Falcao will be pushing for a starting place too.