Manchester United's Angel Di Maria isn't a total flop

Angel Di Maria

The Argentina midfielder hasn't had the best of seasons, but still rates highly when it comes to one important statistic.

Angel Di Maria’s move to Manchester United hasn’t yet been as productive as many would have hoped.

After joining Manchester United in a club record deal of £59.7m from Real Madrid, many were hoping that the Argentine would become the latest in a long line of South Americans who made an immediate impact on English football, especially after Di Maria's performances for the La Liga side as they won the Champions League last season.

Although Di Maria enjoyed a bright start to his Manchester United career, including his sublime performance in the early-season loss to Leicester City, Di Maria has subsequently struggled as the Red Devils fight to regain a position in the Champions League from next season.

While the Argentine’s performances have not been of the all-round standard many were expecting, he still has the second most assists in the Premier League this year (9), sitting only behind Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas, who leads the charts with 16.

That puts the Manchester United player ahead of the likes of Everton's Leighton Baines and Arsenal pair Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez - who has been heralded as a revelation for the Gunners this season - while he also has at least double the number of assists of everyone else at Manchester United, including Wayne Rooney, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata.

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