Manchester United have been made aware that Real Madrid superstar Angel Di Maria is available to them in this summer's transfer window, according to the Independent.
The report has suggested that the Argentine superstar, who starred at this summer's World Cup, could depart the Bernabeu in this transfer window, amid interest from Manchester United.
It remains to be seen, however, as to whether the Red Devils make a move for the Real Madrid winger in this transfer window. Under new boss Louis van Gaal, United have already secured the signings of teenager Luke Shaw from Southampton and Spanish ace Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao, and the club are expected to invest further in their squad this summer.
It's unlikely that Di Maria's huge price tag of £56 million will put the Red Devils off signing him after chief executive Ed Woodward recently insisted that the club would be willing to break a world transfer record to sign the right player.
And, the signing of Di Maria would certainly prove United mean business as they embark upon a new era under Van Gaal. The Red Devils will be desperate to forget about last season's nightmare campaign under David Moyes, and will be looking to get back into Europe at the first attempt in 2014/15.
Di Maria would certainly give United another option in their forward line this season, with the Red Devils already boasting an array of talent. With the likes of Robin van Persie, Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney at the Theatre of Dreams, the Red Devils could have a frightening attack next season.
Van Gaal's immediate focus, however, will be on his first pre-season game in charge of Manchester United as they take on LA Galaxy tomorrow morning. The Red Devils players will be looking to make an early impression on their new manager, as they step up their fitness regime ahead of the new season.
A number of the United fringe players will be looking to prove their credentials to the new boss, as they hope to enter his immediate plans. The likes of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, and new signings Shaw and Herrera could all be on show against the Galaxy.
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