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.
|Goals||Goal Assist||Total Att Assist||Touches||Total Dribbles||Dribbles Won||Total Pass||Accurate Pass||Apps||Mins|
|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.