The Argentina international has claimed he has completed his £20 million move to Old Trafford, but admits it is hard to be leaving Sporting after two years in PortugalMarcos Rojo says he has completed his move to Manchester United from Sporting, calling the chance to play for the Premier League outfit a "dream".
Goal understands the Red Devils had agreed a £20 million deal for the Argentine, with winger Nani going in the other direction on a season-long loan - and Rojo has seemingly confirmed the imminent move.
"It feels like a dream, to be a Manchester United player," the defender told ARG Radio Continental. "Leaving Sporting wasn't easy. I am very proud of having the chance of working with Van Gaal.
"[Juan Veron] told me about them when we played for Estudiantes."
Rojo previously made headlines after reportedly walking out of training when Sporting rejected United's initial bid, but apologised to his team-mates and supporters for his "unprofessional" conduct.
"There was a misunderstanding, I never wanted to do something wrong at Sporting as I have always been very thankful to that team that gave me many chances for playing in Europe," he continued.
"If I made a mistake, I have already apologised because I didn't want to hurt the feelings of anyone at the club."
The 24-year-old, who reached the World Cup final with Argentina this summer before his side eventually lost to Germany, can play as one of three centre-backs in a 3-5-2 or on the left side of defence.
Rojo played for Sporting over 60 times during his two-year spell in Portugal, having previously turned out for Spartak Moscow and Estudiantes, with whom he won the Copa Libertadores in 2009.