Rosario Central claim no money received from Angel di Maria deal

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Manchester United's British transfer record deal for Angel di Maria has caused controversy in Argentina after the former Real Madrid star's boyhood club Rosario Central claimed they have not received anything owed from the big-money move. (La Capital)

Di Maria came through the ranks at Rosario before moving to Benfica in 2007, and as a result of their early contribution to his development should've pocketed around €2.5 million.

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However, accusations have emerged that the money went to a series of third parties, with the outgoing management splitting the sum between 7 people who are loosely termed as investors.

Those 'investors' should've been paid off when Di Maria first completed his £6 million switch to Portugal, and as a result are not entitled to any cut from the Old Trafford transfer.

The news is unlikely to affect the Red Devils in any way, but it could come as an unwanted distraction to Louis van Gaal, who is trying to focus on improving the club's fortunes on the pitch - with the help of his new marquee signing.

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