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Man United legend concerned about imminent £45.9m Angel Di Maria departure; says replacement must be signed

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has expressed his concern about the Red Devils’ planned sale of Angel Di Maria.

The Argentina winger was signed last summer for a club record £59.7 million [Telegraph], but his time at Old Trafford looks set to come to a speedy end.

After a mixed campaign, in which he contributed 10 assists but struggled to impress, the wideman looks set to leave Manchester, with Paris Saint-Germain keen on bringing the Albiceleste star to Ligue 1.

PSG are understood to be nearing a £45.9 million deal for the former Real Madrid star [Mirror]—who won the Champions League in 2014—and a deal could be completed imminently.

Neville, however, has struck a note of caution.

Writing on his @GNev2 Twitter handle, the erstwhile right-back has warned Louis van Gaal not to spoil a good summer of transfer business by letting Di Maria go without a replacement.

“United have done good business this summer on signings and value,” the club legend began.

“Have to be careful letting [Angel Di Maria] go without an equal coming in first though,” he continued.

The likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Matteo Darmian have been brought in to bolster the midfield and the right-back position, but to date, Memphis Depay is the only offensive arrival.

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Nonetheless, Louis van Gaal appears aware that he must strengthen his attack following the departures of Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie, and the likes of Karim Benzema [Manchester Evening News] and club legend Cristiano Ronaldo [also Manchester Evening News] have been mooted as potential arrivals.

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