Rojo’s deal was confirmed several weeks ago now but he is yet to make his debut due to issues with a work permit which would allow him to play in England.
However, Van Gaal is now certain Rojo will be available for selection in United’s next match.
“I believe when we play against QPR, Rojo will have his work permit,” said the new United boss.
But despite Van Gaal’s insistence the issues will be sorted sooner rather than later, the Daily Mail’s Ian Ladyman believes there may be yet more complications to overcome.
Rojo is sweating on his UK visa as embassy probes an alleged altercation with neighbour, reports @Ian_Ladyman_DM
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) August 30, 2014
Reports first emerged last week that Rojo had been involved in an altercation with his neighbour which could be one of the issues which is delaying confirmation of Rojo’s permit.
The new 3-5-2 system employed by Van Gaal demands a defender is comfortable on the ball and Rojo showed in the World Cup, and more prominently for Sporting Lisbon, that he wasn’t afraid to move forward with the ball at his feet.
United’s defence has been very shaky so far this season and the players aren’t confident enough to run out of defence with the ball, so fans are eager to see Rojo in action as soon as possible. By the sounds of it, that could be against QPR in a fortnight.