Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has admitted he is scared of manager Louis van Gaal, admitting that he is a "great person". The Argentine defender also made it clear that a player will get on with the Dutch manager only if he listens to him.
The former Sporting Lisbon defender, who joined the Red Devils last summer, featured on a regular basis last season, playing both at centre-back and at left-back. But he is yet to make a match day squad thus far this season after joining pre-season late due to passport issues.
According to the Daily Mail, Rojo has had a falling out with the manager, and was put up for sale by the former Bayern Munich boss. Moreover, the defender has himself admitted that he rejected offers this summer in order to stay and fight for his place at Old Trafford. However, the defender, while admitting his fear of the manager, has indicated that Van Gaal is a great guy and revealed that he also knows some Spanish to communicate with players from Spain and South America.
"He has a really strong personality, but he is a great person. He has a bulldog face, but he is great guy. He's scary at first, but when you get to know him and relate to him on daily basis, you get along. But only if you listen to him," Rojo told Fox Sports Argentina, as quoted by Goal.com
"He listens to us, and even speaks a little bit of Spanish, so he always takes me to his office for a pep talk."
Rojo also refuted claims made by former Red Devils striker Diego Forlan regarding the Dutch manager's alleged dislike for South American players.
"The fact that he holds a bad relationship with South American player is just a feeling. I've been there with [Antonio] Valencia, [Radamel] Falcao, Angel [Di Maria] and he treated us all the same, he never treated us differently."
"Maybe because of his [poor] relationship with Roman [Riquelme] or with Angel leaving, some poeple got the wrong idea, but he treats us all the same. He is a great person and makes no differences between Europeans and South Americans," the Argentine international explained.