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Why Manchester United need Angel di Maria

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Despite possessing a wide array of options, David Moyes and Manchester United have cause for concern when it comes to playing down the flanks. 

Antonio Valencia has pretty much made the Right Midfield position his own. His physical prowess and lightning-quick pace are a formidable sight for any opposing full back. He had a wonderful year in the 2011-12 season, picking up the Player's Player of the Year Award.

However, he has lost his exciting nature and become almost predictable with his play, causing opposing full backs to get the upper hand. United fans are aware of his potential, but are more than often left begging for more. 

Ashley Young and Nani are a cause for concern for David Moyes. Ashley Young has attracted a lot of attention for his diving exploits, and Nani is too inconsistent for the gaffer's liking. Both of these wingers are often ineffective while playing down the left flank, and are often the cause of loss in possession or an attacking slump for the Red Devils. 

David Moyes has looked to deploy Shinji Kagawa in the left wing position, but he is not a natural winger. He does not possess the pace and crossing abilities of a winger, and often looks to drift inward. Adnan Januzaj is at the tender age of 18 and has a lot to learn.

Enter Angel di Maria. The dynamic winger has a lot to offer at Real Madrid, but the arrival of marquee signing Gareth Bale has relegated him to a spot on the bench. Di Maria enjoyed a wonderful season last year, putting in some brilliant performances.

Reduced to making substitute appearances this term, he is bound to feel uneasy with his situation and can be tempted with a move away from the Spanish club.

He possesses incredible pace, and a wonderful left foot. He has the ability of drifting in from the right and executing a deadly shot or a killer pass. He can fit in easily at United and provide the Old Trafford faithful with a lot of entertainment. 

It has been rumoured that David Moyes is planning a £17 million bid for the pacey winger. He should leave no stone unturned to try and sign Angel di Maria if he wants his Manchester United side to have a realistic chance of winning silverware.

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