Marcos Rojo
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Manchester United have confirmed their summer signing Marcos Rojo has been granted a UK visa on Thursday.

The Argentine international was signed from Sporting Lisbon last month after the versatile defender impressed for his national side during the World Cup. Despite signing for the 20-time English champions, the player did not have a work permit, which prevented him from making his debut.

"The UK Border Agency has agreed to grant new Manchester United signing Marcos Rojo a visa and the defender will therefore be available for the Reds' next game against QPR on 14 September," United released a statement on their official website.

"Rojo completed his move to Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon on 20 August but the requirement to obtain a visa has thus far prevented the 24-year-old from making his debut."

"Rojo qualified for a (separate) work permit automatically by virtue of having played in more than 75 per cent of Argentina's competitive internationals over the last two years," it added.

Louis van Gaal's side host Queens Park Rangers for the Premier League fixture on 14 September. Rojo could be in contention to face the Hoops, while Daley Blind and Radamel Falcao could also make their debut for United against QPR.

The news will come as a welcome boost for United and their fans as they are in search of their first victory of this campaign. The Red Devils played in four matches in all competitions this season and have already lost two, which includes a second round 4-0 defeat at the hands of MK Dons.