Angel di Maria linked with Old Trafford move.
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Manchester United look set to continue their search for a genuinely world class, stellar summer signing, with Monday’s Daily Mail linking the Red Devils with a stunning deal to lure Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria to Old Trafford.
— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) August 17, 2014
United and Paris Saint Germain have both been strongly linked with a move for the Argentina international this summer, but PSG’s lack of wiggle-room when it comes to their compliance with Financial Fair Play regulations seems to have ruled them out of any move for the former Benfica man.
This could open the door for United, but di Maria is sure to be expensive, with Real set to require a significant fee and di Maria likely to want parity with United’s two highest earners, striking duo Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney.
United’s woes in the transfer market were placed even further under the microscope over the weekend, after an insipid performance on Louis van Gaal’s debut as manager, with the Red Devils beaten 2-1 by Swansea City at Old Trafford.
The move for di Maria may still be a surprise, however, with defensively minded players being the most obvious necessity for United after a ramshackle backline was given the runaround by the Swans.
It is also hard to see how di Maria would fit into United’s 3-4-1-2 system, although he would certainly represent a genuine eye-catching, world class signing.
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