The future of Argentina international Angel Di Maria has been shrouded in doubt in recent weeks after the Manchester United player was linked with a summer move to Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich. But it seems that United’s record signing will be back at Old Trafford next year, despite a disappointing first season in the Premier League.
The Argentina international joined United for a British record fee of £59.7 million from Real Madrid last summer, but struggled to replicate the form he showed in the Spanish capital during his first campaign in the Premier League.
His poor performances and good displays from Juan Mata and Ashley Young meant he did not start a Premier League match after March 4. But Di Maria is hoping to return to his best following the Copa America, and plans to be playing under Louis van Gaal rather than elsewhere.
“I have just finished my first season playing for Manchester United,” he told The Sun.
“It was a hard season for me. I think it was hard because it was another country and another league, and this league is harder than the Spanish one. So, I couldn’t adapt myself as I wanted to.
“Now I will play the Copa America and then I will move back to Manchester for next season and do my best there.”
Di Maria was sensational the first couple of months for United, but then he got injured and was unable to regain his form once he got back in the squad.
Despite that, Di Maria still finished tied for third in the Premier League with 10 assist last season, just one behind Santo Corzola who was second with 11. Not bad for a major disappointment!