The future of Manchester United’s record signing Angel Di Maria will come under discussion at the end of the season but the manager Louis van Gaal believes that the Argentine star will stay at Old Trafford next season.
The playmaker was signed from Real Madrid last season for a record £59.7 million but has enjoyed a below par season compared to his standards. The player have shown interest in PSG before signing to the Red Devils and many tipped him to leave for the French giants at the end of the season. However, Louis van Gaal believes that the player will stay at Manchester United next season.
“I think Di Maria shall stay,” the United manager said. “Also, the manager and the club is always dependable on the opinion of the player himself, the player decides, we shall see what he decides.”
“He is working very hard. I am pleased with his attitude, so that is not a problem. He cannot say that he has had a marvellous season here, he cannot say that. The decision is not only to him because now we have a contract, so we shall speak always with every player, evaluation, as I always do. Then we speak with each other about the future, and that is with every player.”
Di Maria have not featured in Manchester United’s starting line-up since he was sent off against Arsenal in March. The chances of Di Maria making into starting line-up is high says Louis van Gaal.
“Normally Di Maria should have played, but the last weeks he doesn’t play anymore and the team is winning.”
“Now, we are losing, so the chance of him coming back is higher,” he added. “It is never that it is not like that. The issue that he is not always in the line-up is also for him a disappointment, but for me a disappointment.”