Manchester United will only let Angel di Maria leave the club if he asks

Manchester United will only consider selling record signing Angel di Maria if the unsettled winger asks to leave the club.

According to Ian Ladyman of the Daily Mail, Manchester United will only contemplate the sale of Angel di Maria if the Argentine shows interest in moving on elsewhere.

Di Maria had a dismal debut season in the Premier League and his final appearance ended early after limping off with a hamstring injury in the first-half of United's scoreless draw at Hull City on Sunday.

The Argentinian has proved to be an underwhelming signing since leaving Real Madrid for a fee believed to be worth £60million, scoring just four goals.

However, the 27-year-old's Manchester United career began promisingly but after picking up an injury in United's 5-3 defeat at Leicester City it tailed off for the worse.

In an ideal world, Di Maria will remain at Old Trafford and return from his Copa America campaign with Argentina before joining up with Louis van Gaal's squad for a pre-season tour of the United States of America.

The Daily Mail report indicates that PSG are interested in Di Maria - as they were a year ago - but it would take an astronomical bid to lure him away from United. Although, if the player gives signals that he wants to leave the club may deal with the situation differently.

It was a difficult year off the pitch as well as on it for Di Maria and his family after an attempted burglary while at their home in Cheshire. Reports at the time suggested a number of offenders tried to smash the back door of the house in the Chelford Road area of Prestbury. An occasion such as will understandably cast doubt in someone's long-term spell in the area, if not the present club also.

Regardless of outgoings, Louis van Gaal will want to make sure his squad improves next season. Whether it consists of Di Maria or not, they retain a very strong interest in the Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and have an option to meet the £35m buy-out clause of Valencia’s Argentinian defender Nicolas Otamendi.

The German midfielder's partner, Sila Gundogan, last week hinted that the 24-year-old will move to England in the summer. Otamendi, on the other hand, had his agent brief the press on Monday insisting that his client wants a move from the Liga club.

It looks like one way or another, Manchester United will be very active in the transfer market this summer.

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