Poor old Angel Di Maria has struggled to set the world alight since arriving at Manchester United from Real Madrid in the summer.
He had a fairly promising start to life at Old Trafford but has since tailed off, and now rarely produces the moments of magic expected of him on a weekly basis.
Not like he was doing at Real Madrid, anyway. And that makes you wonder why the La Liga giants sold him in the first place…
Well, it appears Barcelona’s assistant Director of Football Carles Rexach knows the true reason behind it, and it’s pretty funny:
“Florentino Perez looks at the world market and wants a team of Galacticos for everyone to admire. Do you understand what I mean? Ronaldo is the flagship of the club. Perez is selling an international brand. Vicente del Bosque and Di Maria are too ugly for Real Madrid. They are different from Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez.”
So that got us thinking, who out there is a lot more uglier than poor old Angel?
There has to be plenty in the game and, while the Argentine is no oil painting, he’s not the ugliest footballer to have ever lived, nor was he the ugliest at Real Madrid last season.
Here’s a few that are seemingly a lot more worse off…
Just why wasn’t he sold if Perez wants a team of ‘beautiful’ Galacticos. Anyone who looks like Gail Platt cannot be a beautiful Galactico. Simple as that.
Those long ball merchants at Old Trafford really need to learn how to play on the floor. It’s like the cool kid at school being forced to sit with the gang of geeky kids in class. Everyone else is laughing at you, including the geeks.
But it appears to be strangely successful. Crouchy’s ugly bonce getting on the end of ugly long balls is beautiful, isn’t it? Isn’t it? Oh.
No explanation necessary. Obvs.
What even is this?