De Gea reveals the strengths of United's new signing Marcos Rojo

David De Gea kicking

Manchester United star David de Gea has been speaking about the latest addition to the squad.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been speaking about new signing Marcos Rojo.

The Argentina international arrived in a £16million deal from Sporting Lisbon last week, and De Gea is pleased he did so.

Speaking to United’s official website, the ‘keeper said, “It’s always great when a new Spanish speaker joins the club.

“I’ve just met him at training and he seems a really nice lad.”

Rojo is the third player to move to Old Trafford this summer, but United fans are eager to see plenty more arrive before the transfer window closes at the start of September.

The 24-year-old impressed at the World Cup as a left-back, but he is likely to feature predominantly as a left-sided centre-back when Luke Shaw is fit and available once more.

In the short-term, Rojo could replace Ashley Young in the left wing-back position, and De Gea is looking forward to seeing what he can do.

“I think he will bring a lot to the side because he is a quality player,” the Spanish international said.

“What I like about him is he brings the ball out of defence and plays it on very well. He is comfortable on the ball.”

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That is the kind of player United need following the departure of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.

But while three promising and talented young players have arrived at the club in recent times, they are still missing quality in central midfield and at the back. And what Louis van Gaal does between now and the close of the transfer window will determine just how succesful his debut season is.

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