Spanish press includes Manchester United star Angel di Maria in prestigious XI

Angel Di Maria Argentina

Angel di Maria is regarded as one of the best XI players from the Americas in Europe by Marca, but his Manchester United and Argentina teammate Marcos Rojo is not.

Manchester United star Angel di Maria has been getting praise from the British media, thanks to his sensational home debut for the Red Devils.

The Argentina international was a star in United’s first competitive victory of the season on Sunday, scoring a goal and providing an assist in their 4-0 triumph over Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

  GoalsGoal AssistTotal Att AssistTouchesTotal DribblesDribbles WonTotal PassAccurate PassAppsMins
Ángel Di María 1 1 4 95 3 2 76 61 1 82

It seems that Di Maria’s match-winning display for United has not gone unnoticed in Spain, where he played for Real Madrid for four years prior to his £59.7 million transfer to Red Devils in the summer transfer window.

Madrid-based Spanish sports daily Marca has included the former Benfica star in their America XI – the best starting line-up comprising of 11 players from the Americas who are currently playing in Europe.

The inclusion of Di Maria and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will not come as a surprise to anyone watching regular Spanish and Champions League football. After all, while the latter is (arguably) the best player in the world, the former is a world-class and versatile attacker.

United fans, though, could be surprised to see left-back Marcos Rojo not included in Marca’s line-up. The Argentina international had a good 2014 World Cup campaign and joined the Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon for £16m last month, but it seems that he is not as highly rated as Mainz’s 31-year-old star Junior Diaz.

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