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Angel di Maria considering wife's request to leave Manchester United

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Angel di Maria is considering his future at Manchester United, with his wife desperate to leave England according to Neil Ashton at the Daily Mail.

Manchester United's record signing has faltered badly this season after a quick start to life at Old Trafford, and hit a new low when he was sent off in the Red Devils' 2-1 defeat against Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup last night.

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According to Ashton, who took part in a live webchat this afternoon, Di Maria's wife is keen on leaving England and heading back to the continent. The winger is undecided about what to do, torn between staying at Old Trafford and fighting for his future while is family leave, or fleeing with them.

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Ashton wrote this afternoon: "The club need to be supportive off the field, to create an environment so that his family can settle in the north west and enjoy their life in Cheshire.

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"His wife wants to leave the country and return to Argentina, and Di Maria is wrestling with that decision: Let her leave with the children and leave him to continue his United career, or move to another club more suited to their lifestyle in Europe. Tough one."

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Di Maria has had a difficult time so far this season off the pitch too. His house was targeted by burglars who used scaffolding poles to batter their way in to his home through patio doors while his, his wife Jorgelina and one-year-old daughter Mia were at the Cheshire mansion.

They have no put the house up for sale since then and are living in a hotel as they ponder their next move.

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Manchester United would look to recoup the vast majority of the £59.7 million they forked out for him at the start of the season. The former Real Madrid man has been heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and he could have joined the Ligue 1 club before opting for Old Trafford.

On the pitch he's not scored in the Premier League since October, and his last goal came against Yeovil in the FA Cup back in January.

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Angel di Maria has had a difficult transition to life in the Premier League, his quick start has certainly set him up for a fall too. 

It looks as though the Argentinian has some very difficult decisions to make with regards to his family - it's often easy to forget that footballers are human too and after all he's been through few would blame him if he decides to move his family out of the way.

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