Di Maria joining bigger club – Thiago Silva

“That the midfielder is [sometimes] in front of the striker is not bad because I think you do need variation in your attack”, said van Gaal.


Jul 21, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy Ignacio Magnato (15) defends Barcelona forward Pedro (7) in the first half of the game at the Rose Bowl.

The saga around Argentina winger Angel di Maria seems to be coming to a close, as he was spotted at the airport in Doha this weekend ahead of his proposed move from Manchester United to Paris Saint-Germain.

“PSG are a very good team with some world-class players, so it was a good test for us to see how fit we are and where we’re at”.

David Luiz, who himself moved from Premier League club Chelsea to PSG last year was happy to hear that Di Maria could move to PSG.

Di Maria’s price-tag means that his time at Old Trafford will remain under an intense spotlight.

Meanwhile the Evening Standard reports that Angel di Maria will complete his medical and sign for Paris Saint-Germain on Monday.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has strongly hinted at a move to sign Barcelona winger Pedro this summer if his side are to be title contenders, according to The Sunday.

There are reasons to be optimistic that the run won’t stretch to a third season, even though the 20-time English champions head into the new campaign with as many questions as answers.

The players’ grievances are likely to be short-lived if the Red Devils beat Spurs in Saturday’s opening match of the Premier League season. Hence, the club incurred roughly $39.05 million loss, which covers the transfer deficit and wages, due to di Maria’s failure to perform accordingly this season.

Van Gaal will consider sending him out on loan but will wait until later in the transfer window when he will be more certain of his defensive options. Last season though, it would be nearly impossible to consistently name the lineup Louis Van Gaal would put out.

With PSG’s offer on the table, Van Gaal must accept the chance to offload Di Maria.


Di Maria said as recently as June that he wanted to stay at United, but it soon became apparent that he had his heart set on a new challenge in the French capital.

Angel Di Maria is said to be closing in on a move to PSG