Benfica midfielder Angel di Maria has been the subject of much transfer speculation recently, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool all linked with the Argentine international. A ridiculous fee of £36million has been mentioned for the 21 year old, although somewhere around £10-15million is more likely.
According to an interview with NOTW, di Maria has his heart set on a dream move to Old Trafford.
“Since I was 13 or 14 years old, I’ve been telling my mother and my father that my dream is to play some day for Manchester United.
“And I won’t stop till I get it.
“When I watch [Wayne] Rooney and all of them on TV, I can’t wait to play there at Old Trafford.
“When I was a little boy I watched Arsenal games as well, but Manchester United always dazzled me most.”
Di Maria is another one of those players that Arsenal ‘missed’ out on – he’s probably too expensive for Wenger now (and the side doesn’t really need creative reinforcements in any case) – and idolises Carlos Tevez (United fans rest assured – he loves Tevez for his work ethic, not for his inflated ego).
“I have known Carlos since I was in the Argentina Under-20s side and he was in the national team.
“I identify myself with him closely as a player.
“For example, at times when I have not been scoring many for Benfica, I watch him and see that Carlos doesn’t get exasperated when it happens.
“And then he ends up scoring.
“I think that I’ll follow in his footsteps in the sense that I will have his positive attitude and I’ll score goals.”
Angel di Maria to Manchester United? Or will it be Manchester City?