At the moment I would say that this one should be a cracking encounter, both sides have an abundance of attacking talent and their defending is spotty to say the least.
The Spaniard, whose future remains unclear, with Real Madrid still hopeful of signing him before the September 1 transfer deadline, missed United’s first two games in the US with a minor back complaint, played 63 minutes in the 3-1 win over Barcelona and just 45 here against PSG.
Di Maria was regarded as hot property and Manchester United paid a British record amount for his services.
Such a charismatic centre-forward would be flawless for United and a top quality short-term solution to their goalscoring problems, but having called Louis van Gaal a ‘pompous a–‘ in his autobiography, Zlatan and LVG appear a unlikely match.
Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata were United’s main free-kick takers last season, but expect Memphis to take on the responsibility this term.
While the deal is said to be agreed, according to French outlet Canal Supporters, the winger is not expected to complete the switch until after the club end their pre-season tour in US.
“You can ask that every week but I don’t answer that question”. The French team has reportedly offered only £28.5 million for the midfielder even though Manchester United spent a record amount of £59.7 million when they acquired him from Real Madrid only a year ago.
The midfielder’s form dipped alarmingly after a strong start and he had to move out of his Cheshire home after an attempted burglary in February. Unfortunately, Di Maria struggled to gel with Manchester Untied during his debut year.
De Gea does not look fully focussed and he was poor in the first-half before being replaced at half-time by Sam Johnstone.
“We have a situation that is not favourable for David De Gea, neither for us and neither for the club that, maybe, he wants to go”, Van Gaal said. He sailed a shot over the cross bar really early on, and beat a defender on a corner kick to get a header on goal.
Following the game, PSG manager Laurent Blanc said his squad is close to finishing a deal with Manchester United for talented midfielder Angel di Maria, who didn’t make the trip to the U.S. for the four-match series.
Van Gaal refused to chastise his players for their weak defensive showing in Illinois.
“I don’t know where he is”, he said.
The Dutchman and his squad flew back to Manchester directly after the game in Chicago.
Romero is pretty familiar with manager Louis Van Gaal following their time together at AZ Alkmaar and the Red Devils boss will be eager to get a decent look at his new signing ahead of their Premier League opener against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, August 8.