Manchester United fans react on Twitter to impending Angel Di Maria deal - 'Perfect player for LvG!'

Angel Di Maria is moving closer to an official move to Manchester United.

Manchester United are still searching for a first Premier League win of the season but there have been some exciting developments on the transfer market.

United are thought to be close to closing out a deal for Real Madrid midfielder Angel Di Maria, which is reportedly going to be worth in the region of £60 million.

The arrival of the Argentine will provide a much needed boost for United ahead of the close of the transfer window next week.

Not only will Di Maria give Louis van Gaal extra squad options, it also sends out a big message to United’s rivals in similar fashion to when Mesut Ozil signed for Arsenal late in the transfer window last summer.

It’s a little unclear exactly where Di Maria will play in van Gaal’s 3-5-2 formation but the Dutchman has several options.

Di Maria is certainly good enough to play narrower where he can make the most of his talents in terms of controlling possession and the variety of passes he’s capable of executing.

However, LvG arguably needs to find a way to get him playing out wide because his pace will be lethal for Manchester United on the counter attack and exploiting pockets of space.

Di Maria can destroy full-backs when he runs at them at full speed, putting them on the back foot and making it difficult for them to react.

The transfer is also another example of the wealth United have available to them and the pressure LvG will be under to hit the top four by the end of this current season.

He’s already admitted that this United team will take several months to adjust to the way he likes to play football but there can be little doubt that the arrival of Di Maria is a definite step in the right direction.

Here’s what United fans are making of the big money deal on Twitter.

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