Marcos Rojo is set to make his Manchester United debut against QPR when the Premier League kicks back into action after being awarded a work permit.

The Argentine defender has already missed three games since signing for the club from Sporting Lisbon in a £16m deal, and is expected to slot straight into Louis van Gaal’s backline.

The hold up is rumoured to have stemmed from criminal charges the player faced back in his homeland from 2010.

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Rojo denies any wrongdoing, and has been cleared by the UK Border Agency to feature in competitive games for United:

The club revealed the news through their official Twitter account, posting: “The UK Border Agency has agreed to grant #mufc defender @MarcosRojo5 a visa and he will therefore be available to face QPR on 14 September.”

Rojo started for Argentina earlier this week as they beat Germany 4-2 in a friendly tie a matter of months after contesting the same fixture in the World Cup Final.

The 24-year-old is primarily a left-back, but it’s expected that he will play as one of United’s three centre-backs in LVG’s 3-4-1-2 formation.

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