Alexis Sanchez’s turn to Old Trafford has made defender Marcos Rojo glad as the Argentine demanded he is now happy to be on a similar side after facing each-other and ‘kicking’ one another numerous times.
Sanchez has come up against Rojo a significant number of times in the club career as well as in the global arena.
The previous Gunners player had confronted United seven times and scored in two matches, winning three. Furthermore, in all these matches Rojo was in the opposition end and required to survive the Chilean’s trick and pace.
The Argentine worldwide additionally had confronted Sanchez in two international cup finals in Copa America where Argentina lost twice and Sanchez was on the scoresheet.
In any case, now after Sanchez’s turn to Old Trafford, Rojo has amusingly said that he is grateful that the player at last joined United as the pair has always ended up kicking each other when they were on different sides.
“I have faced him a number of times, playing either against Arsenal or Chile,” Rojo told Inside United. “We always seem to have fought on the pitch so it’s better we’re on the same side as we always ended up kicking each other.
“That’s my style and the way I play. I’ve been this way since I was a kid. I am very aggressive and emotional on the pitch.
“I’m a very typical South American player. We’re very aggressive. It is something in my blood. I’m not going to change. Alexis is a great person, now I’ve got to know him.
“He is a fantastic player and I hope he brings his maximum level to United. He’s settling in well. He’s got a new house. In fact, it’s the one I had when I first arrived at United.”
The 27-year-old Argentine additionally opened up about his long-haul knee damage for which he missed football for a half year and just returned to football in November.
He was left on the seat at Wembley and St. James’ Park in United’s preceding games and till now has just shown up 10 times. Be that as it may, the defender now has recommended that he now feels ‘100 percent’ fit and is enthusiastic to be on the pitch with his team to complete the season emphatically.
“I’m feeling 100 percent and I am happy with my previous performances,” he added.
“They have been at a high level and I’m happy with my physical level, too. It’s about getting minutes under my belt and continuing to play.
“My aims for the rest of the season are to play as many games as I can and then win trophies. Last year we won three trophies so it would be great to do something similar this year.
“It would be very important for the club and me personally so I can go to the World Cup with confidence.”