Phil Jones has lavished praise on Angel di Maria and believes he is exactly the player Manchester United needs.
Di Maria’s influence on the pitch hasn’t gone unnoticed by any stretch of the imagination and the Argentinian has taken centre stage ever since he first walked onto the pitch in a United shirt against Burnley.
Incisive, precise and consistent, Di Maria has made himself an outlet who United can rely on to create an opportunity and Jones had nothing but good words to say about the Argentinian, labelling him as a player who has everything in his locker.
“[Di Maria] is up there with the best, he’s a fantastic footballer,” Jones told MUTV.
“He’s a quiet lad, he goes about his business quietly around the dressing room. But he’s got everything – he’s got the skill, the speed, the awareness, he can score goals… and you could see it the other night, the balls he delivers are wicked and hard to defend against. He’s exactly what we need.”
No United fan or player seems to have a bad word to say about Di Maria.
Both on and off the pitch, the 26-year-old is leaving a good impression of himself and in a new, foreign environment he has settled down immediately.
You’d expect a record signing to become an influential figure at any club but the speed at which Di Maria has done so is what has been remarkable and the best thing about it is that he still hasn’t hit top gear.
Di Maria is yet to complete 90 minutes for United as his match fitness isn’t quite there yet but as soon as he is able to find that he could become almost unstoppable, something which is a mouthwatering prospect for any United fan.