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Manchester United Want to Sign £12m “Next Ronaldo” Angel

by Christian Bailey

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Sir Alex joins ever growing queue for top notch youngster.

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Manchester United are interested in signing Benfica ace Angel Di Maria in a £12m deal according to reports.

Sir Alex Ferguson is set to watch the Argentine in action tonight when he comes up against Everton in the Europa League.

The 21-year-old Benfica winger can operate on both the left and right wings and is seen as an addition that can help plug the gap left by Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Real Madrid.

Di Maria was excellent in the demolition of Everton in Portugal last month and a repeat performance tonight could increase the interest already coming from Old Trafford.

Chelsea are also considering a January transfer move for the winger according to the reports. (Independent)

Just about every member of the footballing elite has been linked with a move for Argentine starlet Angel Di Maria and now it appears to be Man United’s turn. Compared to Cristiano Ronaldo by his agent (among others) the Benfica man has helped the Portuguese side to the top of the domestic league as well as aiding Diego Maradona’s national side to the World Cup.

More effective on the left than right, the 21 year old is capable of also playing just behind the strikers in the hole and has good touch and vision but is also very prone to going down far too easily and being a tad greedy, sound familiar.

It had been reported in the summer that the buy out clause for the player was a massive £35m but it appears that he is available for a far smaller fee now and Sir Alex Ferguson clearly has the funds to test his current employer’s resolve.


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