Sporting Lisbon were under pressure from outside influences to sell Marcos Rojo to Manchester United, says Sporting president Bruno de Carvalho.
De Carvalho says third-party owners attended meetings, leading Sporting to think they were United officials.
"We did not want Rojo to leave. He was an important player for us," he told the BBC World Football Show.
This is a side of the game I hate and it really pains me that our club has to deal with this vermin in order to sign a player especially after the Tevez fiasco.
Its becoming a serious problem in south American football, rich agents buying players contracts and pretty much leasing them out for huge money to football clubs. Players don't give a shit, they earn alot of money from these deals in signing on fees etc etc.
The exploitation of loopholes is human nature - people don't even necessarily seek them out, they just spot them and use them to their advantage.
An example is the very early Red Tops fantasy football league; Goalkeepers had very limited way of scoring points, yet many ways of being penalised (conceding a goal the obvious one). However, there was no penalty for a keeper not playing so people chose reserve keepers for their team. If you chose Schmeichel, you were gubbed but if you chose van de Gouw - quids in.
Jun 2, 2015 21:02:23 GMT 1 Stewart said: Suarez made his club 30 extra million by staying another year. 30 and he still got his move. But not our Dave.
Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has set his sights on local, national and European superiority as his first season with the club continues to unfold.
The Argentinian arrived from Sporting Lisbon in the summer and has quietly impressed supporters with a series of all-action displays at centre-back. Now on the brink of returning from injury, he has clear hopes for the remainder of this campaign, starting with the next opportunity to beat Manchester City and his compatriots including Sergio Aguero.
"It’s vital we win the next Manchester derby at home in front of our own supporters - I think we are going to win that one,” insists Rojo in the new issue of Inside United magazine.............
Marcos Rojo has tipped Angel Maria to overcome a difficult first season with Manchester United because he feels his fellow Argentinian is the most talented individual at the club.
Both players are currently engaged in Copa America combat with Argentina facing a semi-final clash with Paraguay on Tuesday night. Tournament hosts Chile await the victors in the final following their 2-1 victory over Peru.
United's record buy Di Maria contributed some memorable moments during his maiden campaign in England and is likely to be high in confidence if he continues to shine in South America.
In an interview published on the official Copa America website, Rojo declared: "For me, the player with the most talent at Manchester United is Angel.
"There are great players at the club but Angel, for me, is one of the best in the team and in the world. It has been a difficult year for him. He had some problems adapting but that’s normal. Any player coming to a new country and a new league has to adapt to the differences and that’s what happens. But I’m sure he will do really well in the months ahead."
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May 10, 2018 18:27:15 GMT
WhatsTheMata: Glad you think it's funny. When we get fucked around by the spells you just deleted you will take me seriously
May 19, 2018 11:57:48 GMT
No.7: Can this thread be unlocked or is it too early? not that i want Jose out now but i think were coming close to that time and want to hear peoples opinions on the subject.
Sept 20, 2018 10:15:25 GMT
cjjagzmoni: Pogba is a good lad minus the showboating..I think at Juventus he had Older players like Pirlo,Chiellini,Marchisio,Bonucci who shout and screams at him so he was more serious at Juve ,We dont have those type of leaders at United to caution him.
Nov 1, 2018 3:36:38 GMT
geo: Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth - Newcastle United = 12 points. Back in the hunt. Come on.
Dec 19, 2018 17:55:18 GMT
geo: Job done as above - next step, stay unbeaten until we get to the PSG game.
Jan 3, 2019 23:17:42 GMT
theedge: Just discovered this forum. I live in Canada so don't get to many games, but I get to watch all the games live. Last 2 games attended in person: Europa League Final in Stockholm 2017, FA Cup Final 2016. Won the last 11 I've been to. I need to go more often
Apr 1, 2019 23:25:01 GMT
simes: Kazakhstan....well blow me down...been there many a time, not so bad a journey. FC Astana are not a bad outfit, gave Celtic a good run, and the National side beat Scotland. What do you reckon a walk over? BTW its easy to get to, I always use Air Astana.
Aug 30, 2019 14:11:59 GMT
snan1218: Hi,I'm very new member,the Red Devil from Malaysia.
Oct 10, 2019 9:16:40 GMT
shah: Hi i am shah been united fan from birec
Jan 24, 2020 8:33:02 GMT