Angel di Maria is loving life as a Manchester United player and firmly believes his partnership with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie will only get better.
The Argentinian has enjoyed a great start to life in Manchester having been named United’s Player of the Month for September after scoring and assisting two goals a piece in three games.
Di Maria, 26, has been used on the left a central midfield three and is enjoying the physicality of the English game.
Speaking earlier this week, Di Maria said: “It’s a more physical aggressive style of football here, strength comes into play a lot more. Players here are a lot more powerful and show their strength a lot more, it’s another league but it’s all about settling in as quickly as possible.
“There have been other players of a similar build and stature to myself, slim if you like, who have come here and shown a physical resilience in the way that I hope to as well.
“The main thing though is I am very, very happy to be here, it’s a league I have always wanted to play in and I’m overjoyed to be playing here at Manchester United now and I hope it’s going to be for a long time.”
Di Maria’s burgeoning partnership with the likes of Rooney and Van Persie has been a highlight of United’s fantastic attacking play in recent games and he is confident it will only continue to improve.
He added: “It’s special – when you start playing you are aware of names like Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, you have seen them playing and know what great players they are. So it’s fantastic to have a chance to line up with them I’m really pleased with how that understanding has started off. I think it has started well and it’s now about converting that understanding into goals and points as quickly as possible.
“I am reasonably happy with the start certainly. It is never easy when you are somewhere for the first time and are settling in to a new type of football but things have gone very, very well.
“I think I’ve settled in, I’ve got used to the style of play, the club in general and my team-mates. What we have to strive for now is a series of good results.”
Foreign players can usually take time to settle into their new surroundings in the Premier League but Di Maria has really hit the ground running and the best thing is that it’s clear he hasn’t hit top gear yet.
When Di Maria, Van Persie, Rooney, Mata and Falcao are all singing from the same hymn sheet, all defences in the Premier League are going to struggle to keep them out.