Angel Di Maria has made all the Man United fans very happy when he came out today and squashed every rumor linking him away to PSG by conveying a strong message to the French team which said that he is “Not Interested” in moving to the Paris, rather he wants to stay at Manchester United and revive his sinking Man United career.
After this brave and bold act by the Argentine winger, I truly believe now Di Maria will indeed turn back the clock and start delivering the goods for which he was bought earlier in the summer for £59.5 million. I dare bring out the comparison of Di Maria’s early season off-the-pitch troubles to certain Eric Cantona and I do believe that Di Maria has definitely got the ability and perhaps now he has the much needed intent to succeed at Manchester United.
25th January 1995: Every Manchester United fan remembers this date with mixed emotions. This was the day when Eric Cantona infamously delivered a Kung-Fu kick to a Crystal Palace fan after the fan had provoked the Frenchman for getting sent off in that game.
Understandably that act got Cantona banned for 9 months and gave us the famous Seagul remark when Cantona said: “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much”
What this incident did was it created a certainity for Cantona to fail at United and that is exactly why Cantona’s rise to the fame and legendary status at Man United is regarded the best success story at United and the status Cantona holds in United fans’hearts is unmatched and unparalleled.
Di Maria now has a similar chance to cement his name in the list of all-time great Man United players by turning back his early season woes in to a successful second season with Manchester United. It will be very crucial for Di Maria to win over the fans in the remaining games of the season and build for the next season’s campaign. With PSG’s interest blocked by Di Maria himself, United fans and Louis Van Gaal can put their faith in the Argentine to succeed at Old Trafford.