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"Di Maria A Shadow Of His Former Self"

Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has been described as a shadow of his former self, by club legend Gary Neville.

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Di Maria is currently struggling with life in England, and in the Premier League, and has started to be on the receiving end of some harsh criticism from the home fans and the media.

Neville, who is a Sky Pundit and column writer, believed that Di Maria would light Old Trafford up - but he has unfortunately done the exact opposite in the last seven months.

"I just believed he would come into the team and light the place up - seven months on, that has not happened," Neville wrote in his Telegraph column.

"But since that day (scoring against Leicester), Di Maria has scored just two more goals - one of them coming against Yeovil in the FA Cup - and he has quite simply looked a shadow of his former self.

"Di Maria’s season has now reached the stage where he is low on confidence and not delivering what everyone expects him to produce."

The former United defender did share some sympathy with the Argentine, who had his house burgled earlier this year.

"No matter what your profession or where you live, you cannot overstate the psychological impact of having your home breached by an intruder,” he added.

"Having grown up in and around Manchester as a United supporter, it is easy to regard the club as the biggest in the world.

"We have to accept that, as a South American, playing for Real Madrid or Barcelona is probably the fantasy of every footballer from that part of the world and Di Maria has moved to England after being told he was not wanted at his dream club."

Di Maria has played 26 matches for Manchester United this season and has scored four goals, while assisting a further 10.

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Do you think Di Maria will ever fit in at Manchester United and England? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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