The re-emergence of Angel Di Maria as one of Europe’s top wingers after leaving Manchester United has frustrated Red Devils fans to no end, especially considering all of the money they spent on him only to get minimal production last season. Unfortunately, a new look at his production this season with PSG will only further enrage Man United’s fanbase.
Ben McAleer of WhoScored.com revealed that while Angel Di Maria currently trails only Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil for assists among European players in top leagues this season, he actually leads the German superstar in clear-cut chances created.
Most clear-cut chances created in Europe’s top 5 leagues this season: Di Maria (17) Ozil (16) Mkhitaryan (16) Boudebouz (16) Neymar (12)
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) December 23, 2015
Stats show that Angel Di Maria has 17 chances created while Ozil barely trails with 16 of his own. Ozil’s mark is tied with Boudebouz and Henrikh Mkhitaryan for second-most, while Neymar owns the fifth spot with 12.
Man United acquired Di Maria in a £59.7 million deal in the summer 2014 transfer window – the largest transfer fee in Premier League history – but the move did not work out and Di Maria scored only a small handful of goals before being sold to PSG this past summer.
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