Manchester United Stalwart DubsTeammate The New Ryan Giggs

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The Welshman is now Louis van Gaal’s assistant at Old Trafford, but his successor may already be at the club…

Manchester United stalwart Michael Carrick has likened teammate Angel di Maria to club legend Ryan Giggs, reports the Daily Express.

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The Argentine signed for the Old Trafford outfit in the summer, but has failed to make much of an impact considering his £59.7 million transfer fee. He was held back by injuries after a solid start, and has found it difficult to regain form on his return. Being played out of position by manager Louis van Gaal probably hasn’t helped the winger either.

However, it is clear that the England international still rates the World Cup star highly.

He said, “There are players who have got tricks and can drop the shoulder to go past players, but he is so direct in his play. It is almost like Giggsy used to be in many ways.When he picks that ball up he can carry it and change direction pretty quickly, so it is very tough to defend against – especially if he is doing through the middle of the park.”

The midfielder added, “You get wide players who do it, but you don’t see many players dribble through the middle of the pitch.”

The 27-year-old is likely to play against Preston North End on Monday evening in the FA Cup. And with Chelsea, Manchester City, and Southampton already out of the competition the Red Devils have a real chance of winning the trophy.

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