ANGEL DI MARIA

  • Angel Di Maria wins Argentina's player of the year award 3 days ago

    Manchester United's Angel Di Maria has been voted Argentina's foreign-based player of the year by the country's sports journalists. The winger won the Olimpia de Plata (Silver Olimpia award) at a ceremony on Tuesday, where striker Lucas Pratto of Velez Sarsfield won the equivalent for best player in the Argentine league. Di...
  • Angel di Maria out of Manchester United match against Liverpool December 13, 2014

    Angel di Maria will miss Manchester United's match against Liverpool on Sunday as the winger remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. Although the Argentina international misses a third game, defenders Rafael da Silva (groin) and Phil Jones (shin) return from injury. Defenders Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling, and midfielder Daley Blind...
  • Radamel Falcao scores as Manchester United beat Everton 2-1 October 5, 2014

    Radamel Falcao scored his first goal for Manchester United in a 2-1 win over Everton on Sunday as the Red Devils won consecutive Premier League games for the first time under manager Louis Van Gaal. Angel Di Maria opened the scoring for the hosts before United 'keeper David de Gea saved...
  • Manchester United exploring friendlies during season September 30, 2014

    London: Manchester United are looking at playing lucrative friendlies overseas to fill the midweek void left by the absence of European football this season and the early League Cup exit. The record 20-time English champions have forecast a 10 per cent drop in revenue in 2014-15 after they failed to qualify...
  • EPL: Leicester City stun Manchester United 53 September 21, 2014

    Leicester: Manchester United twice surrendered a twogoal lead to lose 53 to Leicester in a wild Premier League game on Sunday, with the promoted side scoring four times in 20 minutes to cap their thrilling comeback. Angel Di Maria's exquisite chip put United 20 ahead in the 16th minute but...
  • Manchester United manager Van Gaal wants more from matchwinner Di Maria September 15, 2014

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal urged Angel di Maria to give even more after he inspired Manchester United to a 40 victory over Queens Park Rangers on his home debut. The Argentina international, United's record signing, upstaged debutant Radamel Falcao in Sunday's game at Old Trafford with a goal, an assist and...
  • EPL: Manchester United thrash QPR 40 to register first win of season September 14, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United ended their winless start to the Premier League season in emphatic fashion on Sunday, beating Queens Park Rangers 40 to show just what a summer spending spree of 150 million pounds ($250 million) can deliver. Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera scored their first goals for United, Wayne...
  • Radamel Falcao, Angel di Maria herald Manchester United's age of excess September 7, 2014

    London: Following a period of relative parsimony in Alex Ferguson's final years as Manchester United manager, the English giants have changed course dramatically in the 15 months since he retired. Ferguson was fond of the refrain that there was "no value" in the transfer market whenever he was asked to explain...
  • Real Madrid pressured Angel Di Maria not to play in World Cup final September 6, 2014

    Buenos Aires: British football's record signing Angel Di Maria says he tore up a letter sent on the morning of the World Cup final by his then club Real Madrid telling him not to play for Argentina against Germany. The 26yearold whose 59.7 million ($98 million, 75 million euros) transfer...
  • Di Maria dazzles as Argentina crush World Champions Germany September 4, 2014

    A brilliant performance from Angel Di Maria spurred Argentina to a crushing 42 friendly win over world champions Germany on Wednesday in an entertaining rematch of July's World Cup final. Despite the absence of injured captain Lionel Messi, Argentina ran circles around the World Cup winners on their home turf in...
  • English Premier League the biggest winner as talent pours in September 3, 2014

    For Manchester United, the answer to a slump in form or a crisis of confidence comes in 50 pound notes. Millions of them. The giants of Old Trafford haemorrhaged almost 150 million pounds ($247.9 million) in the last few weeks, dressing the likes of Angel di Maria, Marcos Rojo and Falcao...
  • Di Maria learns money doesn't always talk in Premier League August 31, 2014

    There was little fanfare but a few lessons perhaps learnt as the most expensive player in the history of English football Angel di Maria lasted 70 minutes on his Premier League debut for Manchester United in their goalless draw at Burnley on Saturday. It was a result and performance...
  • Winless Manchester United held to a goalless draw by Burnley August 30, 2014

    England: Angel Di Maria's promising debut failed to inspire lacklustre Manchester United to a first win of the season on Saturday as Burnley held on for a 00 draw in the Premier League. The Argentina midfielder, signed for a Britishrecord fee of 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) from Real Madrid on...
  • Manchester United's Van Gaal plan: Conquer Champions League by 2017 August 30, 2014

    Manchester: Reeling from arguably the most humiliating loss in the club's illustrious history, the prospect of Manchester United being European champions by 2017 seems farfetched. Yet that is the target new manager Louis van Gaal has set the team as part of an ambitious threeyear plan. "I hope we are in the...
  • Don't expect miracles from Di Maria, says Van Gaal August 28, 2014

    Manchester: Angel Di Maria will provide an ailing Manchester United with plenty of missing qualities following his bigmoney move from Real Madrid pace, energy, incisiveness and goals. Just don't expect instant miracles from the Argentina midfielder. "I hope he shall give us good results," Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said...
  • Manchester United smash British record by signing Di Maria August 27, 2014

    Manchester United smashed the British transfer record when they signed Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($98.77 million) on Tuesday. Di Maria has signed a fiveyear contract, the Premier League club announced on their website, with the fee breaking the British record of 50 million...
  • United's Van Gaal says Di Maria won't provide instant fix August 27, 2014

    London: Manchester United's new winger Angel Di Maria will not change the course of their troubled season straight away following his British record transfer from Real Madrid, manager Louis van Gaal said on Tuesday. The Dutchman was speaking after United's humiliating 40 loss at thirdtier Milton Keynes Dons in the League...
  • Manchester United sign Angel Di Maria for 59.7 million pounds August 26, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United broke the British transferfee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by their most disappointing season in a generation. The 26yearold Di Maria joined on a fiveyear contract, taking United's...
  • Manchester United agree record British transfer for Angel Di Maria August 26, 2014

    Manchester United have agreed a British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) to secure Angel di Maria from Real Madrid and are set to announce his transfer officially on Tuesday, British media reported. The Argentina winger arrived in Manchester on Monday and would have a medical test later...
  • Deal still not confirmed but Alonso wishes Di Maria luck at Man United August 25, 2014

    The Spain international and Real Madrid teammate, Xabi Alonso has wished the winger well at Old Trafford, with the Argentine ace set to complete a bigmoney transfer to the Red Devils in the next few days Xabi Alonso has bid farewell Angel Di Maria, who is reportedly on the verge of...
  • Angel Di Maria on the verge of leaving Real Madrid, says Carlo Ancelotti August 24, 2014

    Angel Di Maria is on the verge of leaving Real Madrid, coach Carlo Ancelotti admitted on Sunday. "Di Maria has not trained with us today and he came in to say goodbye to the players and people at the club," Ancelotti said. "We are thankful for what he has done at this...
  • Manchester United agree British record fee for Angel Di Maria: reports August 24, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United are finalising a British record deal for Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria. The reports in England and Spain say Di Maria will join Manchester United in a British record transfer after rivals Manchester City turned down the chance to sign him. United will pay Real Madrid...
  • Atletico coach still believes league title defence impossible August 23, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone saw his side beat Real Madrid 10 on Friday night to clinch the Spanish Supercup 21 on aggregate but reiterated a day later that it was impossible for his side to compete with their rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid over a full season. Mario...
  • Manchester United, PSG target Angel Di Maria as he wants to leave Real Madrid August 21, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Argentina forward Angel Di Maria has asked for a transfer. The 26yearold Di Maria has spent the last four years at Madrid and helped them win the Champions League last season. Ancelotti says "Di Maria has asked to leave and he has rejected an offer...
  • Sevilla, Real Madrid prepare for European Super Cup August 12, 2014

    Madrid: Sevilla and Real Madrid will play for their first title of the new football season on Tuesday when the two Spanish clubs contest the European Super Cup in Cardiff. The traditional game between the winners of the Europa League and the Champions League should serve as a barometer of the...
  • Real Madrid's Angel di Maria 'too pricey', says PSG president August 7, 2014

    Paris St Germain have ended talks with Real Madrid on buying Angel Di Maria because the Argentina midfielder is too expensive, the president of the Ligue 1 champions was quoted as saying on Thursday. PSG had discussed a bid for Di Maria, whom Spanish media have reported has a price tag...
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina's Di Maria still doubtful for final July 11, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Argentina winger Angel Di Maria is racing against the clock to recover from a thigh injury in time for the World Cup final against Germany on Sunday. Argentina team spokesman Andres Ventura says Di Maria was practicing at "6080 per cent" at the team base in Belo Horizonte, and...
  • World Cup 2014: Enzo Perez likely to replace injured Angel di Maria July 9, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Reaching the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 24 years, Argentina will meet the Netherlands on Wednesday for a berth in the final. Coach Alejandro Sabella revealed Benfica midfielder Enzo Perez is likely to replace injured Angel di Maria for the Albiceleste, reports Xinhua. "I can't confirm the...
  • World Cup 2014: Di Maria ruled out, Brazil try to get Thiago Silva back July 7, 2014

    Brasilia: Brazil launched a desperate appeal to have skipper Thiago Silva's ban for their World Cup semifinal against Germany overturned on Sunday but Argentine hopes of seeing Angel Di Maria in action were ended by injury. Doctors confirmed Di Maria will miss the semifinal against the Netherlands because of a thigh...
  • World Cup 2014: Angel Di Maria loss would be hefty blow for Argentina July 6, 2014

    Brasilia: If a scan on Sunday confirms Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria is out of the World Cup it would be a significant blow to the South Americans' hopes of winning the tournament for the third time. Di Maria had to be replaced by Enzo Perez after half an hour...