United effort to sign Angel Di Maria | Information Nigeria

08/16/2014 11:28
Manchester United pushing hard to sign Angel di Maria
Di Maria

Di Maria

Manchester United are among the clubspushing hard to sign Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria.

This information comes courtesy of Spanish newspaper Marca, who suggest that Paris Saint- Germain, Monaco, Manchester City, Arsenal and Juventus are also in the running for the Argentineinternational and that the bidding war for his services could see offers soar as high as €50 million.

The same source reports that Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti along with a number of the clubs top- performing stars do not want to lose Di Maria, whowas arguably the clubs best player during their thrilling 4-1 Champions League final win over cross- city rivals Atletico on Lisbon on Saturday night.

If Manchester United were indeed successful in their attempts to entice Di Maria to Old Trafford this summer, it would surely have to be considered amajor coup for both the club and new manager Louis van Gaal.

After a truly dismal 2013/14 campaign, Manchester United are looking to return to prominence under the reputable Dutchman and subsequently erase allmemories of David Moyes shocking spell in charge.

While many fans are obviously expecting Van Gaal who will guide his native Netherlands to the World Cup this summer before officially moving to thePremier League to energise a struggling squad ready for another title challenge, expectations for new signings appear to vary wildly with ManchesterUnited missing it out on Champions League qualification for the first time in almost two decades.

Di Maria who will also head to the World Cup in Brazil as a member of Alejandro Sabellas Argentina squad would certainly prove a tremendous improvement on Van Gaals current midfield options, but it appears Manchester United face a wealth ofcompetition for his signature.{GMS}