Former United defender on facing 'world-class' Di Maria this afternoon

Danny Simpson

Danny Simpson has spoken about 'world-class' Angel Di Maria before possibly facing him this afternoon.

For Danny Simpson today's game for Leicester City against Manchester United will undoubtedly be a big one for him personally. One of the many graduates of the Manchester United academy, Simpson joined Leicester from QPR this summer.

He, along with Danny Drinkwater, Tom Lawrence and Ritchie De Laet, make up the formerUnited youngsters currently playing for The Foxes - and with loanee Nick Powell and former United trialist Jeff Schlupp thrown into the mix - that tally reaches six.

Simpson is yet to feature for his new team, but could certainly get a game this afternoon against Manchester United's colloquially dubbed 'Gaalacticos'.

But the one who strikes the most fear into Simpson, understandably as a right-back, is the one United paid the most for.

Angel Di Maria cost United a massive £59.7 million this summer, making him the fifth most expensive player of all time. Last weekend he paid off a little slither of that price-tag by ripping Simpson's former team QPR to shreds, and the right-back believes he is United's biggest threat.

Writing on his SportLobster page Simpson stated:

"I don’t know who will be facing Angel Di Maria, as I obviously don’t know the starting line-up yet. He is definitely one to watch and one of many of the Manchester United players who are world class.”

Whether it is Simpson or De Laet one former United trainee is going to be tasked with stopping their most expensive ever player. But not many people would back them to do the job.

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