FIVE reasons to get excited about new Man United man Angel Di Maria

Manchester United revealed that the appointment of Louis van Gaal will mean the club will go through a huge overhaul in order to get them prepared to battle their way back into the top four, with a return to European football the main aim.

With rumours of an unlimited transfer budget and huge intentions to reinforce a struggling squad, the imminent arrival of Angel Di Maria will surely mean a lot to the Old Trafford faithful.

His displays for Argentina at the World Cup are just the tip of the iceberg and United fans will definitely be excited about his debut for the club

So, without a win for the Red Devils in two games, here are FIVE reasons to get excited about new signing Angel Di Maria and what the future holds for LvG’s Red Devils.



Most Assist in Spanish La Liga 2013-2014 campaign

It is known that Manchester United are currently lacking any sort of creativity on the attack as Louis van Gaal is still yet to register a win. The addition of Angel Di Maria will mean that he could use his ability to provide his team mates with a vital killer ball.

Last season, Di Maria topped the list as La Liga’s top provider with 17 assist while Koko and Cesc Fabregas came second with 13. If anyone watched United’s match against Sunderland, they will know that the addition of the Argentine star will surely give them a huge bonus.

*Click here to see the 2013-2014 La Liga assist chart!

Voted Man of the Match in the Champions League final

The biggest club match in football is said to be the UEFA Champions League final and with Angel Di Maria receiving the award as Man of the Match for that match, it shows that the addition of Di Maria to the United squad will only boost the club further.

He received the award despite the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, and Luka Modric amongst others playing alongside him in that match. This certainly means that Louis van Gaal will be boosted with such an excellent player.

Ideal supplier to Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney


Time and time against we have seen Manchester United lack the quality to link the play from their midfield to their world class strikers Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney. The addition of Angel Di Maria is an exceptional reinforcement because when compared with other United players, he is well above their standards.

He has more assist, created more chances, and made more key passes that the likes of Juan Mata, Antonio Valencia, Adnan Januzaj, and Ashley Young. Di Maria is most dangerous when given the freedom to roam both on the flanks as well as down the middle, so with him in the middle, both Van Persie and Rooney do not need to come down so deep to receive the ball.

He has the ability to take players on

When Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United, the club lacked a player who can just run down the field on his own without relying on anyone else, drawing opponents to him while leaving his team-mates open.

Angel Di Maria will become the main attacking outlet at Louis van Gaal’s disposal as we expect all the plays to come from him. His pace can open up any team as he aims to run around players with ease both down the flanks and straight through the middle.

He is capable of scoring very high calibre goals

If scoring goals is a problem for Manchester United like we saw against both Swansea and Sunderland, the addition of Angel Di Maria could solve this. The Argentine is known for his ability to work well down the right flank and cut into his left to unleash an excellent curling ball into the far post.

If he can find a way to work with Juan Mata, United will have two top class attacking outlets to support their strikers. Even though he has such as huge price tag, his class and quality cannot be questioned as he has shown time and time again.


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