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New Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal attends a news conference at the club's Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, northern England, July 17, 2014. Picture: Reuters/Nigel Roddis.

New Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal attends a news conference at the club's Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, northern England, July 17, 2014. Picture: Reuters/Nigel Roddis.

New Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal attends a news conference at the club's Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, northern England, July 17, 2014. Picture: Reuters/Nigel Roddis.

MANCHESTER UNITED have finally made a much-needed addition to their defence with the arrival of Marcos Rojo.

And his Argentina team-mate Angel di Maria could also be on this way to Old Trafford after Real Madrid said they were willing to do business for the £40milion-rated attacker.

Defender Rojo has confirmed his move from Sporting Lisbon, a deal costing United an estimated £15million with Nani possibly moving to the Portuguese club in part-exchange. United have spent £60million on Luke Shaw and Anders Herrera but supporters were concerned about the lack of cover in defence and the club's hierarchy hope that the arrival of Rojo will calm nerves after that opening-day defeat to Swansea City.

"It's a dream to play at Manchester United and I am very proud of having the chance of working with van Gaal," said Rojo, who had discussed a move to England with former United man Juan Sebastian Veron.

"I spoke with Veron about United when we were at Estudiantes. I have always liked English football, and I should adapt to this new playing style easily."

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