Dazzling Di Maria stats as Manchester United's £60m signing destroys Germany

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Angel di Maria produced a staggering performance for Argentina against Germany.

New Manchester United signing Angel di Maria produced an incredible performance for Argentina in their demolition of Germany.

The Argentine scored one, and provided three assists in the win over the side who beat them in the World Cup Final.

Di Maria missed the final in Brazil through injury, and his sensational performance for a side lacking Lionel Messi was bitter-sweet for the consideration of 'what might have been'.

The attacker signed for Manchester United at a cost of £60 million from Real Madrid a fortnight ago, and the Red Devils will be glad this match did not take place before the deal was struck, for it would have sent his price tag through the roof.

If fans were concerned about over-paying for the man whose performance was widely credited as deciding the Champions League Final earlier this year, they will surely now reconsider.

Di Maria set up goals for Erik Lamela and Sergio Aguero, as well as defenders Federico Fernandez.

Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta set up Di Maria for his coolly struck chip over Roman Weidenfeller, which put the Argentines 4-0 up after just 50 minutes, before Andre Schurrle pulled one back. A late own goal ensured the game finished 4-2.

Di Maria's display was statistically impressive, even bearing in mind his goal and three assists.

In 86 minutes he created five goalscoring opportunities, and landed four efforts on goal himself, three on target.

He made six successful dribbles, as many as the entire Germany team combined by time he left the field.

If he brings this form back to Manchester, the Red Devils will quickly begin surging up the Premier League table.

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