Angel di Maria could help Manchester United secure double deal

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Manchester United superstar Angel di Maria will help the Red Devils secure the double signing of Enzo Perez and Nicolas Otamendi, according to the Express.

The report has suggested that United boss Louis van Gaal will use Di Maria to help convince Perez and Otamendi, who are both stars of the Argentine national team, to make the switch to Old Trafford. 

Big money 

In fact, it's been suggested that the Red Devils are prepared to spend as much as £64 million in a double deal to bring the duo to England. Perez, who currently stars at Benfica, would be available for around £23.5m.

It appears that United would look to bring the Benfica man to the club in order to hand him a role on the right hand side of midfield. The likes of Antonio Valencia and Adnan Januzaj have been struggling to find their best form throughout the season so far, so the signing of Perez would give Van Gaal anther option in the midfield department. 

Otamendi, on the other hand, could be brought to Old Trafford, as Van Gaal looks to improve his side in the defensive department. The Valencia man, who is 26-years-old, would bring experience to United's back-line, and could team up with fellow Argentine Marcos Rojo in the side's back four. 

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Transfer battle? 

However, with the same report revealing that his price tag is set at £40 million, it may prove difficult for the Red Devils to land him. United could also be joined by Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester City in the race for the player's signature, with both clubs seemingly interested in bringing him to England's elite division. 

It appears, though, that the presence of Di Maria in the Manchester United squad could be the deciding factor in the duo's decision to make the move to England. 

Van Gaal's immediate attention, however, will turn to this weekend's Premier League showdown with rivals Arsenal at the Emirates. United can move ahead of Arsene Wenger's side in the table if they secure all three points in north London. 

Manchester United fans: Do you want your club to sign Perez and Otamendi in the next transfer window? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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