Somewhere in South America, Angel Di Maria is blushing.
The $99 million man struggled to settle in his debut season at Manchester United, but despite a stuttering start to life for the Red Devils in the 2014-15 campaign, one of Di Maria’s teammates believes he is “the player with the most talent” at Manchester United.
[ VIDEO: All the latest transfer gossip ]
Di Maria’s teammate for club and country, Marcos Rojo, was the man who uttered those words, as the likes of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Robin van Persie and many others at United may have something to say about that.
After his superb display, and two goals, for Argentina in their 6-1 Copa America semifinal demolition of Paraguay on Tuesday, Di Maria appears to be back on top of his game as Argentina prepare to face Chile on Saturday in the final in Santiago.
In an interview on the Copa America website, Rojo had the following to say about Di Maria:
“For me, the player with the most talent at Manchester United is Angel.
“There are great players at the club but Angel, for me, is one of the best in the team and in the world. It has been a difficult year for him. He had some problems adapting but that’s normal. Any player coming to a new country and a new league has to adapt to the differences and that’s what happens. But I’m sure he will do really well in the months ahead.”
So, what do you guys think?
Sure, Di Maria has all the talent in the world but during his first season in England’s top-flight he appeared lightweight at times and unable to adapt to the extreme pace of the PL. Di Maria scored some stunning goals and racked up 10 assists for the Red Devils but even though he was effected by some off-field issues regarding a burglary at his house in Manchester and struggled to adapt to a new culture, some of his performances were sub-par, at best.
He has a lot to prove to United’s fans and his manager Louis van Gaal in the upcoming 2015-16 season.
Let us know if you think Di Maria is the “most talented” player at Manchester United in the comments section below.