Amidst reported interest from Paris Saint-Germain, Louis Van Gaal accepted that he didnt know why Angel Di Maria had not joined Manchester United on its pre-season tour. At the same, manager Laurent Blanc admitted that the club was close to signing the Argentine international by suggesting that the a outcome was very closea .
Angel Di Maria Wasna t On The Plane
Due to join Manchester United on its pre-season tour, Angel Di Maria did not arrive on the due date leading to speculation surrounding his future. Speaking after Manchester Uniteda s 3-1 win over Barcelona, Louis Van Gaal reported that both Angel Di Maria and Marcos Rojo missed the flight to join the team at the United States of America while only Rojoa s reason for doing so was known to the manager.
“He was not on the plane. Marcos Rojo was also not on the plane. He has had a passport issue – for Angel Di Maria, I don’t know why. I cannot say anything.”
Following an unsuccessful season with Manchester United, Angel Di Maria has been linked with a high profile move to PSG. Despite PSGa s public pursuit of the Argentine winger, it seemed that Manchester United were not keen on cashing in on Di Maria with the player himself committing his future to the club.
a There Is A Good Possibility That Angel Di Maria Will Join PSGa
Meanwhile, Laurent Blanc has confirmed that Angel Di Maria has a good chance of joining the Parisian outfit while refraining from making any a officiala announcement.
“There is a good possibility (he could sign) but there is nothing official.a
With both PSG and Manchester United touring the States, it remains to be seen which jersey Angel Di Maria puts on in the upcoming season.
“There is an anticipation he is going to come to the US but as to which jersey he is going to wear, we don’t know yet.a
“If he does make a change hopefully it will be for Paris St-Germain. We have to have patience a little longer. The outcome is very close.”
With reports suggesting that Angel Di Maria has one foot in Paris already, it will be interesting to see how Manchester United will shape up in the following weeks. Will the sale of Angel Di Maria bring another winger to Old Trafford? Only Louis Van Gaal can tell.