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Manchester United sign Marcos Rojo as Nani leaves

Sporting Lisbon have sanctioned the sale of Marcos Rojo to Manchester United with winger Nani returning to Portugal as part of the deal.

Rojo, the 24-year-old Argentina internationalist, hinted yesterday morning he was on the verge of moving to Old Trafford and Sporting have now confirmed his departure.

Rojo is equally comfortable at centre-back as he is at left-back and played all 120 minutes of July's World Cup final as Argentina lost to Germany after extra-time.

"It's a dream to play at [United] and I am very proud of having the chance of working with [Louis] van Gaal," he said. "I have always liked English football, and I should adapt to this new playing style easily."

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