Manchester United face another huge blow as their star winger Angel Di Maria has suffered an injury at the Copa America final against Chile and has limped off with tears being substituted by Paris Saint-Germain inside forward Ezequiel Lavezzi.

The 27-year-old former Real Madrid player pulled up awkwardly midway through a mazy run with what looked to be a problem with his hamstring.

 

Argentina missed his flair and creativity after his withdrawal and could not score a goal and lost to hosts Chile in penalty shootout.

 

Chile beat Argentina 4-1 with 4 Chileans Matias Fernandez, Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz and Alexis Sanchez converting their spot kicks.

 

Argentina scored only 1 of their 3 spot kicks with captain Lionel Messi scoring and Gonzalo Higuain and Ever Banega failing to net their chances.

 

Di Maria joined United last summer for a record British transfer fee of £59.7 million from Real Madrid, but struggled for form and fitness during his maiden campaign with the club.

Di Maria was in great form for his country at the Copa America campaign with two goals and two assists in five games and Manchester United fans were expecting that his form will be resumed at Old Trafford next season.

Angel Di Maria may now miss the pre season preparations for the Red Devils along with Mexican striker Javier Hernandez who is already out with fractured collar bone during national duty.

Angel Di Maria is a rumoured transfer target of Bundesliga champions Bayern Munchen and Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United is believed to listen to offers for the Argentine and can sell him if they get a lucrative offer from either of them.

Di Maria’s compatriot Nicolas Gaitan and Turkish playmaker Arda Turan are among the potential replacements for Angel Di Maria at Old Trafford.

 

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