Angel di Maria has already talked about a return to Argentinian side Rosario Central with Javier Mascherano and Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Di Maria spent 13 years in Rosario’s youth academy and two years with their senior side before making the move to Europe with Benfica in 2007. Lavezzi also spent eight years there and was a team-mate of Di Maria from a very young age.
It’s not uncommon for South Americans to return to their native countries to end their careers and it looks like Di Maria plans to do the same: “Rosario will always be first in my head.
“I’ve talked with Lavezzi and Mascherano about a return to Rosario together,” he said.
Di Maria became a club record signing for United at £59.7m this summer and has been a revelation in just his first few appearances. The first impressions fans get is that he will be more than able to live up to the expectations of wearing the No.7 shirt at United.
At 26, Di Maria should have plenty of years left in him before he considers a retirement plan and by that point, he could have made himself a legend at the club if his early performances are anything to go by.