I have been on about this all summer. We cannot let Angel Di Maria leave the club! And just when it looked like he might just stay on and prove his value for the club, it would appear that Manchester United are prepared to splash the cash on our star midfielder.
Di Maria won the Man of the Match award in last season’s win in the Champions League final. Essentially, he is a game changer.
His combination of speed, skill and unpredictability makes him unstoppable when he makes forward runs. He is equally useful when he tracks back and helps in defence, and above all, he is dedicated and will always do what he can to fight for a starting role.
He proved it last season, when he was also on the verge of leaving the club. He accepted that he would need to move to a different position in order to break into a starting role, and how well he managed to adapt to his new midfield role was incredible.
Now, he’s found himself in a position where he will face a challenge from Toni Kroos and, even if he isn’t a starter at the beginning of the season, you can be sure he will work his way into a starting role by the end of it.
So, I really hope the club can offer him big money and keep him at the club, because I think letting him go would be a mistake.