Jamie Redknapp has attacked Manchester United's record signing Angel di Maria, claiming the Argentinian, on current form, is not good enough for the club.
Speaking in his popular column for The Mail, the Sky Sports pundit has suggested the Argentinian ace has appeared uninterested and that he looks too weak for the rigours of the Premier League.
Di Maria has hit a rough patch of form having initially impressed after arriving at Old Trafford. His £59.7 million move from Real Madrid was widely celebrated by Manchester United fans, but his downturn in form has led to criticism. Redknapp has now contributed to the loudening groans.
"At the start of the season, Di Maria was gliding across the field, but at the moment he looks weak and sluggish"
United fans deserve better
He said: "When Angel di Maria arrived at Man United, we all thought: ‘Wow, what an addition to the Premier League!"
"Now he looks like he’s not interested.
"At the start of the season, Di Maria was gliding across the field, but at the moment he looks weak and sluggish. We all know what he is capable of and the United fans deserve better."
Is someone else to blame?
Interestingly, Redknapp suggests that Di Maria may not be wholly to blame for his indifferent form. Manager Louis van Gaal is starting to generate a reputation as the Premier League's ultimate tinker man.
Not only is the Dutchman regularly changing his starting line-up, but is also changing the whole formation of the team. His lack of confidence in a single team or formation is now being cited as a possible reason for the Red Devils latest loss against Swansea City.
A problem with the Premier League
If Di Maria wants to find comfort in his struggles, he only needs to look to a former Real Madrid team-mate in Mesut Ozil. He, too, started brightly after joining Arsenal but defenders quickly realised they could eradicate his threat through brute force.
Ozil has spent hours building his physique in the gym and has started to regain some of that magical form that saw him become Arsenal's record signing. Di Maria must do the same if he is the succeed in the English game.
Has Di Maria got what it takes to make it in the Premier League or should Manchester United consider cashing in while they still can? Give us your views in the comments box below!