Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Angel Di Maria's display against Southampton

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Manchester United slumped to a 1-0 home defeat to Southampton today, and fans weren't impressed with Angel Di Maria's display.

Manchester United had the chance to close the gap on rivals Manchester City in second place after their draw with Everton on Saturday - but blew their opportunity against Southampton.

The Saints continued their superb season so far by beating United at Old Trafford, as Dusan Tadic's goal with just 20 minutes to play saw Ronald Koeman's men leave with all three points.

It was a frustrating afternoon for United, who just couldn't seem to find any fluidity to their attacks at all, with Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie all struggling.

Midfielder Angel Di Maria came in for the most criticism though, with the Argentine again struggling to make much of an impact.

Manager Louis van Gaal played Di Maria as something of auxiliary striker, in what seemed to be a bid to recreate Arjen Robben's role for his Netherlands side at the 2014 World Cup.

That didn't work though, with Di Maria rarely threatening the Southampton defence, as United couldn't even muster one shot on target.

Fans were disappointed with Di Maria's contribution, but they were also highly critical of van Gaal - even if one fans says that he'd rather United spent the £60m Di Maria fee on Chelsea's Diego Costa and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez.

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