Newcastle United youngster Callum Roberts impressed with Angel di Maria’s crossing skills

Manchester United winger Angel di Maria’s crossing ability has made a positive impression on Newcastle United youngster Callum Roberts.

Newcastle United forward Callum Roberts has revealed his admiration of Angel di Maria’s crossing ability.

The 17-year-old posted the following message on social networking site Twitter on Saturday evening following Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over Sunderland at home in the Premier League.

Argentina international winger Di Maria started the clash at Old Trafford, but he was taken off at half time.

The 27-year-old has been struggling for form for a number of weeks now, and he once again failed to perform on Saturday.

Roberts, though, was impressed with Di Maria’s crosses in the first half, but the following stats prove that the 17-year-old should not have been.

  Total CrossAccurate CrossAppearancesMins Played
Ángel Di María 7 2 1 45

Only two of the former Real Madrid star’s crosses were accurate, and that is quite a poor return when one considers that he put in seven.

In fact, only 33 of the 170 crosses that Di Maria has put in so far in the Premier League this season have been accurate.

  Total CrossAccurate CrossAppearancesMins Played
Ángel Di María 170 33 19 1,422

Despite Di Maria’s recent run of bad form, he is a truly world-class player and one of the best in the world.

However, the former Benfica star does need to do a lot more with his deliveries and step up his game in the coming weeks.

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