Thursday 23 November 2017

Missing! Nobody seems to know where Angel Di Maria is

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

Kevin Palmer

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted he does not know where his £59.7m winger Angel Di Maria is hiding out - but it seems he has been located to his homeland of Argentina.

Di Maria missed his scheduled flight to meet up with his Manchester United team-mates for pre-season training last weekend, with Van Gaal openly conceding he did not know where his winger was.

In fact, he encouraged anyone in the press conference where he made his comments to offer him any advice on where Di Maria might be, with his annoyance at his non-appearance in America evident for all to see.

The wanted posted that were quickly posted on twitter were an inevitable reaction to Van Gaal's comments, with the player reported fined two weeks wages for his no-show.

Now reports in the UK suggest Di Maria is still in Argentina, where he has remained since he played in the Copa America final earlier this month and it seems as if he is intent on staying there until his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain has been agreed.

Di Maria is expected to fly to Paris early next week to complete his move to PSG, with the unprofessional manner of his final few weeks as a United player ensuring he is leaving the Premier League on a low note.

The latest stories in France suggest United are close to accepting a £45m deal for Di Maria, which would represent a near £15m loss on the player they bought from Real Madrid amid a fanfare of publicity last summer.

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