Franz Beckenbauer believes it would be difficult for Angel di Maria to replace Franck Ribery at the Allianz Arena.
Di Maria has been tenuously linked with a move to Bayern Munich as a replacement for Franck Ribery following a disappointing debut season at Old Trafford.
Despite how good he is, Beckenbauer believes Di Maria would find it difficult to replace Franck Ribery as a Bayern Munich favourite.
“I think that nobody can replace Franck Ribery and his way of playing football,” Beckenbauer said.
“Di Maria is more of an offensive midfielder in the centre. I do not think he’s a real winger.”
That’s fine by us Beckenbauer, Di Maria can stay exactly what he is for the time being.
There is no doubt Di Maria did not show the world what he was capable of last year but he can be a game changer on his day, something United fans are desperate to see more of next season.
He is currently on duty with his national side at the Copa America and will most likely return to Old Trafford even more determined to justify his price tag and solidify himself as one of the world’s best wingers yet again.
In the mean time, Bayern can look elsewhere for Ribery’s replacement.