PHOTO: Angel di Maria training with Manchester United teammates ahead of Aston Villa clash

Angel Di Maria

Angel di Maria has been pictured in training as Manchester United prepare for Saturday’s Premier League encounter against Aston Villa.

Manchester United winger Angel di Maria has been pictured in training ahead of the Premier League clash against Aston Villa on Saturday.

The Argentina international returned to training this week, and on Friday he was ‘publicly’ acknowledged as having done so.

Di Maria, signed from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window for a British record fee of £59.7 million, has been struggling with a hamstring injury of late.

The return to fitness of the 26-year-old will be a massive boost to United, who have won the last six league matches to move up to third in the Premier League table with 31 points from 16 matches.

In 11 Premier League appearances so far this season, Di Maria has scored three goals and created 31 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 80% and a shot accuracy of 48%.

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