It wasn’t that long ago United fans were dancing a merry jig at the prospect of one of the world’s most exciting wingers joining the club. When Angel Di Maria did arrive for the princely sum of £59.7 million many fans felt this was something of a bargain as the Ronaldo comparisons had the Old Trafford faithful salivating at the prospect of success returning to the club after the David Moyes era of errors.
It hasn’t really worked out like this for Di Maria- despite his great start- and the final few months of the season saw the Argentinean look completely bereft of confidence and willingness. It now seems Louis Van Gaal has decided to cut his losses.
The Argentina midfielder signed from Real Madrid for a club-record £60million fee last summer after a move to Paris Saint-Germain had fallen through.
But after a turbulent year in the Premier League, Di Maria is now anticipated to finally make the move to Paris after negotiations re-opened between the clubs.
Whether this really is the end of Di Maria’s United career remains to be seen, but amazingly considering the euphoria that greeted his arrival, not many fans will shed a tear if he does leave.