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Manchester United target Rojo apologises for ‘unprofessional’ behaviour at Sporting

Manchester United target Marcos Rojo has apologised to Sporting following his “unprofessional” fallout with the club.

Louis van Gaal launched a €20 million [£16m] bid for the Argentina defender earlier this week, but United saw their approach rejected by the Portuguese outfit.

That prompted Rojo to reportedly miss training on Wednesday in a bid to force the move, but 24-year-old has now apologised for his actions and admitted to acting rashly following the failed bid.
“It was all a misunderstanding, I was a hothead. I’m sorry for what happened because I feel that I was unprofessional,” he told the club’s official TV station.

“My career depends on Sporting. Now I will try to correct the situation. At the time Sporting signed me, it was not a good time I can only thank Sporting.”

Following United’s shock 2-1 loss to Swansea City on the opening day of the season, Louis van Gaal insisted he is not concerned by the club’s lack of signings despite bringing in just Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw.

Goal understands that United are also pushing hard to sign Juan Cuadrado and Daley Blind and has called for patience following his appointment as he looks to make his mark on the squad.