Cape Town - Marcos Rojo believes Argentina team-mate Ángel Di María
remains the “most talented player” at Manchester United despite his frustrating
first season at Old Trafford.
The Argentina star was signed for a Premier League record
£59.7 million from Real Madrid last summer and impressed in his first few
appearances in a United shirt, according to the Copa America website.
A wonderful chipped effort in the 5-3 defeat to Leicester
City in October marked a high point in his early-season form but he has since
struggled for consistency, and spent the final weeks of the season on the
Rojo, who is likely
to start alongside Di María when Argentina take on Paraguay in the Copa América
semi-finals, remains confident his class will eventually shine through.
“For me, the player with the most talent at Manchester
United is Angel,” said Rojo.
“There are great players at the club, but Angel for me is
one of the best in the team and in the world.
“It has been a difficult year for him. He had some problems
adapting, but that’s normal. Any player coming to a new country and a new
league has to adapt to the differences and that’s what happens. But I’m sure he
will do really well in the months ahead.”
Di Maria scored a brace and Rojo netted one goal as Argentina stormed past Paraguay to reach the 2015 Copa America final in Chile.
They will face the tournament hosts, who are aiming to end a century of trying to win the continental showpiece.
The Copa America final will be played on Saturday.