Di Maria ‘no show’ adds fuel to rumours of PSG move

United have refused to comment on reports in France that they have agreed to sell the Argentina winger to the Parisian club for 65 million euros (£46million).


Wayne Rooney scored his first goal of the summer as Manchester United maintained their 100 per cent tour record with a morale-boosting 3-1 win over European champions Barcelona.

Van Gaal admitted last week he does not know if the Argentine will be a United player when the transfer window shuts but the midfielder will join the team in Santa Clara on Saturday along with compatriot Marcos Rojo.

“Of course with Louie van Gaal they can, and with the type of profile player they have, and ultimately the chance to bring in new players”, Enrique said, using a translator.

“There is a good possibility (of signing Di Maria) but there is nothing official, so until that time I can not say”. But with Angel Di Maria’s future uncertain, Young has a chance to build on last season, when he was one of United’s most consistent performers.

However, having initially hit the ground running, the 27-year-old failed to recapture his best form in the second half of the season and ended the campaign having scored just four times in 32 appearances.

Van Gaal was also full of praise for the performance of United’s de facto second string, who replaced his starting eleven just after the 60-minute mark.

United’s manager gave him his Holland debut in October 2013, and Depay admits it was an easy choice to make when he learned of Van Gaal’s interest.

Barcelona struck back in the 89th minute with a goal by Rafinha, but United answered with their third moments later, courtesy of Jacuzzi.

They travel to Chicago this week ahead of Wednesday’s game against French champions Paris Saint-Germain, before travelling back to Manchester to begin preparations for Spurs and their Champions League qualifiers in August. “Right now we have to wait because there are two big clubs out there in discussion”, he added.

‘But I am happy at PSG.

“I have heard that he is not on the plane”, van Gaal said without expanding further.

I have a good feeling about it. Memphis has Van Gaal’s trust and he seems to have a good time at United.

“As a group of players, you don’t think it will, but towards the end of the season, from Christmas, I felt we played some great football, understood exactly what the manager wanted from us and particularly in the big games we did really well”.


“They have always a threat and that’s very important”, Van Gaal said. “We’ll have to play at our best level”.

A meeting of giants: FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United