Rafael has singled out Di Maria as the player who he was most impressed with at Manchester United’s training session ahead of Leicester City this weekend.
Di Maria immediately impressed United fans on his debut away to Burnley by being a player who wasn’t afraid to take on a defender and he continued that with a Man of the Match performance against QPR last weekend.
Clearly it isn’t just with the fans that Di Maria is leaving a lasting impression: “Today, I would have to say the best player has been Angel Di Maria. We played 10 against 8 and he scored a great goal and he was really good.”
There was real expectation on the shoulders of Di Maria after he become United’s most expensive ever signing this summer but critics and fans alike expected him to take some time getting accustomed to the English style of football before expressing himself properly.
However, Di Maria has hit the ground running and already looks more than capable of following in the footsteps of some great players in the No.7 shirt at United.
Di Maria has already shown some glimpses of what is to come in the future, and it looks good, really good.
Looking forward to seeing Di Maria pull this one out of the bag against Leicester.
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) September 18, 2014