The Red Devils to beat off interest to land Sporting defender Rojo.
After weeks of speculation over his future Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo looks set to join Manchester United in a £16m deal, reports the Daily Mail.
The 24-year-old has handed in a transfer request at the Estadio Jose Alvalade and now looks set to leave the club he has spent the past two years at since moving from Spartak Moscow.
Fellow Premier League sides Chelsea and Southampton have also shown interest in Rojo in recent times, but now the Red Devils are preparing to swoop for the Argentina international themselves.
New manager Louis van Gaal is keen to add more defensive support to his squad before the summer window shuts on September 1.
Veterans Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic have all left Old Trafford in recent times, whilst £27m Luke Shaw has been the only new addition at the back.
Rojo is also an attractive prospect because he offer such versatility in defence, as although the South American prefers to play as a central defender he can also operate as a left-back.
At the recent 2014 World Cup in Brazil the Argentine played the entire tournament for his country as a full-back despite the fact Sporting use him as a centre-back.
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