English Premiership

Di Maria's future plunged into doubt

2015-03-25 11:23
Angel di Maria (AFP)

Cape Town - Manchester United's record signing could be headed for the exit at Old Trafford after just one season at the club after a perceived fall-out with manager Louis van Gaal.

Di Maria, a club record £59.7 million signing from Real Madrid, is reportedly looking for a way out of Manchester, reports Manchester Evening News.

The Argentina star has suffered a slump in form in recent weeks - including being substituted at half-time against Sunderland, being sent off for tugging at a referee's shirt against Arsenal as Manchester United exited the FA Cup and being left out of the starting linuep against Liverpool on Sunday.

Off the field, the star has struggled after his home was the subject of a robbery.

Di Maria has not scored in the league since October 2, netting twice before then but the attacking forward has contributed to his team's cause with 11 league assists.

Van Gaal has added fuel to the transfer speculation fire by berating the player following a poor display against Liverpool - despite Di Maria providing the assist for Juan Mata's second goal.

After the match, the Dutch manager said: "In the second-half everything is changing because of [Steven Gerrard's] red and then we are not anymore playing like a team,".

"We are running with the ball, unnecessary losses of the ball, so that was not so good."

 Paris Saint-Germain are keeping a close eye on the situation developing at Manchester United with Di Maria reportedly open to a move to the Ligue 1 giants.

The recent rise of Juan Mata and a lucrative bid from PSG could end a very short-lived spell in England for the Argentine star.

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