Manchester United midfielder Angel di Maria is determined to leave Old Trafford behind this summer after becoming frustrated with Louis van Gaal's management.
This has been reported by Goal.com, who have suggested that the Argentine international, who joined the Red Devils in a club record deal from Spanish giants Real Madrid this past summer, isn't happy working under Van Gaal, and is now hoping to leave the club behind sooner rather than later.
It appears, then, that he isn't pleased with how things have gone on the pitch this term despite having made nine assists in 21 league appearances.
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In truth, though, he's endured a difficult time on English soil of late, with injury and a lack of opportunities in a consistent role slowing his progression down.
And there's certainly interest in his signature, with the same report claiming that French moneybags Paris Saint-Germain are ready to take him to Ligue 1 after failing to land him in 2014.
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As well as the French outfit, Manchester United's great rivals Manchester City are also keen on bringing him to the Etihad, however it's seemingly unlikely that the Red Devils would be willing to sell to their neighbours.
In fact, the report from Goal.com has suggested that the club's current executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward isn't keen to sell him in the near future, so any potential deal to move him out of Old Trafford seems a long way off at this stage.
He can step up
There's no doubt about it, Di Maria's debut season on English soil hasn't completely gone to plan, but it's surely far too early to give up on making a success out of his spell at the Theatre of Dreams.
Next term, Di Maria can start afresh and prove his credentials under the Van Gaal regime. His ability certainly shouldn't be questioned, but he must now show through dedication that he's ready to step up and help United achieve success.
Even if he isn't entirely happy in Manchester, he'd be wrong to give up on the Premier League challenge at this stage, and he surely can't be considering a controversial move to City. He must stay, for now.
Manchester United fans: Does Di Maria have a long term future at your club? Have your say in the comments section below!
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