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Scholes: United Paid Too Much For Di Maria

Former Manchester United player, Paul Scholes, has hailed Angel Di Maria, but believes the Red Devils paid ‘too much’ for the Argentine.

Scholes insisted Di Maria is “what United need” but hopes their will be more arrivals at Old Trafford.

“He is what United need. He is the kind of player who will get fans at Old Trafford excited and out of their seats,” he wrote in his Independent column.

“He can beat a man and create a chance. Like a lot of United fans I don’t care how much was paid for him – although I think £59.7m is too much.

“The important thing for the club is that they have signed him. I just hope there are more players to come.”

Scholes also discussed Di Maria’s role in Van Gaal’s tactical line-up and hopes the 26-year-old will contribute many assists for Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

“I don’t think Di Maria is going to play as a wing-back in a 3-5-2 system. I could see him playing wide in a 4-4-2 or a 4-4-1-1 formation,” he added.

“But if Van Gaal is sticking with 3-5-2 I could see Di Maria playing off Robin van Persie and Rooney as a third striker. I could also see him as a No 10 in the Juan Mata role.

“He could also play in the same side as Mata. Mata is a great player but he doesn’t have any pace, and needs to be played with others who do.

“For the amount of money being paid for Di Maria I would ideally want an attacking player who can score 20 to 25 goals a season. His record says he will not get that many, but that he will create a lot.”

Do you think Manchester United paid too much for Angel Di Maria? Have your say in the comment section below.

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