United fans react on Twitter to Di Maria's performance against Sunderland

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Manchester United defeated Sunderland 2-0 on Saturday, but what did fans think of Angel Di Maria's contribution.

Manchester United returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory against Sunderland on Saturday, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice. But club-record signing Angel Di Maria had a match to forget and was replaced by Adnan Januzaj at half-time.

The former Real Madrid player started life at Old Trafford in blistering form, but that has dipped alarmingly in recent months and he looked out of sorts against the Black Cats.

United toiled for much of the game but found the breakthrough when John O’Shea fouled Radamel Falcao in the box, allowing Rooney to score from the penalty spot.

That Wes Brown was shown the red card rather than O’Shea was a bizarre sub-plot but Di Maria’s contribution also generated plenty of discussion at the final whistle.

  Passing AccuracyKey PassesShotsOn-target Shooting AccuracyWon ContestsAccurate CrossesMins Played
Ángel Di María 73% 2 2 0% 0 2 45

United’s Argentine attacker saw his passing accuracy dip to just 73 per cent while he failed to find the target with either of his goal-scoring attempts.

He also failed to beat his man when it came to dribbling all afternoon and it was no surprise to see him replaced by the young Belgian international for the second half.

After the match we took to Twitter to see what United fans thought of Di Maria's performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:

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