Angel di Maria’s chip against Leicester City has won the official Premier League’s 2014/15 Goal Cup.
The Argentinian’s outrageously good finish came out on top of a Twitter poll organised by the Premier League and was chosen ahead of Philippe Coutinho’s goal against Southampton.
After what was an extremely quiet end to the season where Di Maria suffered a succession of injuries and his form was poor as a consequence, it’s at least good for his effort against Leicester to be recognised for its quality.
Nobody expected Di Maria to chip it over Kasper Schmeichel and it was a testament to his quality in front of goal. Unfortunately, Manchester United fans simply didn’t see enough of it over the course of the season.
GOAL CUP And the 2014/15 Goal Cup winner is… pic.twitter.com/CUQ3G6yGOQ
— Premier League (@premierleague) June 5, 2015
Di Maria is currently with his national side ahead of the 2015 Copa America and has struggled in his debut season but has admitted English football is a lot harder than the Spanish league.
“I have just finished my first season playing for Manchester United,” he said.
“It was a hard season for me. I think it was hard because it was another country and another league, and this league is harder than the Spanish one. So, I couldn’t adapt myself as I wanted to.
“Now I will play the Copa America and then I will move back to Manchester for next season and do my best there.”
Hopefully Di Maria can use the Copa America to re-find some form because his participation in the tournament means he won’t be going on the pre-season tour, so this is effectively his last chance to improve himself before the season starts in August.