Manchester United latest: Angel di Maria compared to Dwight Yorke, Ilkay Gundogan ready for Borussia Dortmund comeback and more

Angel Di Maria

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Manchester United legend Andy Cole has hailed Angel di Maria for his impressive start at Old Trafford.

The Argentina international winger joined the Red Devils from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window for a British-record fee of £59.7 million.

Di Maria has scored three goals and has provided as many assists in the Premier League so far this season, leading Cole to shower praise on him.

‘I'll be honest, the only person I've seen come to Manchester United and make such a good start was Dwight Yorke’, he told United’s official website. ‘I think he scored two goals on his home debut and another goal in the game after that’

‘He doesn't [seem overly-expensive] at all’, Cole added on the massive transfer fee paid for Di Maria. 'The crazy thing with all those guys who have signed for that kind of money is they just take it.

'It is like water off a duck's back. They get on with what they have to get on with and are all doing really well. Di Maria has certainly been fantastic so far’.

Another big-name signing that United made in the summer was that of Radamel Falcao. The Colombia international joined the Manchester outfit from AS Monaco on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day.

The former Atletico Madrid and FC Porto striker is enjoying life at Old Trafford and is delighted to hear his name chanted by the fans.

Meanwhile, United’s reported long-term target Ilkay Gundogan has said that he is ready to return to action.

The Germany international midfielder has been on the sidelines since August 2013 with a back problem, but he has now regained his full fitness and could feature against Koln in the Bundesliga at the weekend.

‘I think that I am available for first-team selection again from here on’, quotes Gundogan as telling Sky Sport News. ‘The plan was to get in some training hours during the international break and make another step forward in a friendly game.

‘I will be part of the squad again from the point that everybody returns from the international break. This weekend's match versus Koln should be that moment. So long as nothing out of the ordinary happens, I expect to be part of the match squad versus Koln’.

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