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Manchester United: Van Gaal will pay whatever it takes to sign Di Maria – report

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No.1 priority?

Manchester United will be busy between now and September but perhaps even their manager Louis van Gaal doesn’t know quite who he will sign before the window closes.

We can draw some conclusions for ourselves, however, based on reports over the last few days. The Dutchman has said that Angel di Maria is a player of ‘the highest level‘ and reports in Spanish newspaper Marca today suggest that Manchester United will pay whatever it takes to sign the Argentine winger.

Marca is arguably sensationalist at times but they generally have the scoop on the inner workings at Real Madrid. So when they talk with this assurance about specific deals then there is a good chance it’s a goer.

Marca reports Monday:

As previously reported, Manchester United look odds-on to capture Ángel di María. Following PSG’s withdrawal from the race, Louis van Gaal is willing to pay whatever it takes to sign the Argentine, which could be up to £55m (just under €70m).

We assume that Di Maria would be used as a forward on the 3-5-2. But he is well known for his endurance and general athleticism so perhaps he could be sculpted into a wing back over time.

Either way, he would be a handy, if expensive solution to Manchester United’s paucity of top quality wide men in the squad. His arrival would also represent a massive boost to the players around him on the eve of their challenge to regain The Premier League title.

Manchester United fans: a vital addition or expensive luxury?



  1. James

    Aug 11, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Sign him sign him sign him! What are we waiting for. Season KO is less than a week away

  2. Moe

    Aug 11, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Definitely an expensive luxury, if a RWB is desperately needed then Cuadrado is a better and cheaper signing and will do a much better job defensively. As much as I would love to see a world class winger at the club that I have been supporting for 20 years (we haven’t really had one since Ronaldo), I think we need to consider a player like Vidal not just a vital addition, but one that we simply HAVE TO MAKE.

  3. ferdinand

    Aug 12, 2014 at 3:36 am

    three weeks ago Edwoodward promised man utd fans publicly that there was going to be bussy transfer activities in manchester united, since then nothing positive has happened yet..i will be surprised if the season kicks off without any of the big names we are hearing of, we also lack defence and will be great dissapointment from van gaal if he fails to sign a defender.

  4. ferdinand

    Aug 12, 2014 at 3:38 am

    why are you not posting comments from kenyan fans.

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