- Argentine's Marcos Rojo happy to have Alexis Sanchez in Manchester United
- He admits playing against the Chilean forward used to be war
- The 27-year-old is hoping to regain the confidence of his manager Jose Mourinho
Argentine defender Marcos Rojo is delighted to finally have Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez as his Manchester United teammate.
The 27-year-old faced the former Arsenal and Barcelona striker at the Copa America final in 2015 and 2016 – both which La Roja won on home soil.
And the defender, who is excited with the arrival of the 29-year-old in swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan join the Emirates Stadium outfit during the January transfer window, explained how he has battled the striker when they were playing for opposing teams.
"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."
Rojo, who recently returned from the face injury he suffered in December, is hoping he can regain his spot in Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up in order to contribute the quality of United’s defense line.
The 27-year-old was left on the bench at Wembley and St. James' Park and he said he is keen to get back into Jose Mourinho's team.
"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."
The defender the Red Devils in 2014 after failing to help Argentina clinch the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil following their 1-0 loss to Germany in the final encounter of the tournament.
And since joining his current side, he has won one Europa League title, one EFL Cup and one FA Cup titles.
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