Football: Marcos Rojo: Man Utd’s £16m defender handed UK work visa

 

Manchester United’s £16m new signing Marcos Rojo has been given a working visa and is clear to make his debut against QPR on 14 September.

The Argentina defender, 24, joined United from Sporting Lisbon 16 days ago but is yet to appear for them.

Claims that he rowed with a neighbour in Argentina in 2010 and was facing a court case had held up the process.

But United tweeted on Thursday  that Rojo has now secured the necessary paperwork and is free to make his bow.

The player’s lawyer, Fernando Burlando, told the BBC in Argentina his client had been indicted and was awaiting trial amid allegations of an altercation with a neighbour in Buenos Aires.

He said they expected to “resolve” the issue before Rojo, who played in the World Cup final, entered a plea.

However, he added that if he were to be found guilty after a trial, the likelihood would be that he would be placed on probation and ordered to undertake community work, which would not have to be carried out in his homeland.

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