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Video & Reaction: Nani hurts Di Maria with bad tackle

Manchester United fans were left wincing when Nani clattered into Angel di Maria with a bad tackle that left the Argentinian grounded

In-form Manchester United loanee Nani dived in on Angel di Maria as Portugal and Argentina enjoyed a combative opening 20 minutes in to their match. 

Manchester United supporters that were watching the game were left wincing when Angel di Maria was left in a pile on the floor following the Portuguese winger's challenge, but drew a sigh of relief when he was able to shake off the injury and carry on playing. 

A number of United players have already been injured during the international transfer window, most notably David de Gea, and the loss of Di Maria would have surely been the nightmare end to an hellish week for the Red Devil fanbase. 

Nevertheless, despite not doing any damage to the Old Trafford fan-favourite, Nani was ascended on by United fans who hammered him for the challenge:


Following the injury scare, Di Maria lasted more than 40 minutes before being substituted for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Erik Lamela. A decision that will have no doubt left United supporters delighted he eventually finished the match unscathed.

Despite the Old Trafford showcasing the talents of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo,among other, on Tuesday night, it was 20-year-old Lorient full-back Raphaël Guerreiro that found the back of the net with his first international goal in just his second appearance. 

However, the good news for United supporters who watched the game will be, failing any freak accidents, Louis van Gaal should have Di Maria in attendance for when they travel to the Emirates on Saturday.  

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