Louis van Gaal had one objective when he took over as the manager of Manchester United last summer and that was to secure Champions League football.
Now that Manchester United have achieved a top four finish, they need to ensure that they use the transfer market efficiently so that they can challenge for trophies next season.
That being said, one of the big questions Van Gaal needs to address is the situation of Angel di Maria. He is arguably, one of the most talented footballers in the world but his recent performances have been bit of a worry for Manchester United.
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Di Maria is a quality player and his form in the initial months of this season was essential in kicking off Manchester United’s campaign in a respectable manner, even when most United players were adjusting to Van Gaal’s new methods.
Di Maria is not used to the possession game that Van Gaal wants to play at Manchester United and his approach to his manager's philosophy has been called into question by Van Gaal himself.
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Reports have also emerged claiming he is unhappy in Manchester and wants a move away from the club, with PSG eyeing a move for the winger.
Should Manchester United sell Di Maria?
In my opinion, he can come good at Manchester United next season. Di Maria is a natural dribbler. The fact that Di Maria is a different player when compared to the rest of Manchester United is the very reason why they should keep him.
United will play a high possession based game next season. To counter this, most teams will defend deep and his dribbling skills will help unlock defences and create spaces for his teammates to operate in. Moreover, he has provided the maximum number of assist this season for Manchester United.
However, if Di Maria decides to leave Manchester United for Paris Saint-Germain, United should ensure that they use him in a cash-plus-player offer.
The player that United should ask for is none other than the Brazilian, Lucas Moura. He is only 22 years old and is arguably one of the best young players in the world. He is also a winger like Di Maria and will bring more pace into the team.
Louis van Gaal and Ed Woodward have a huge decision to make about this during the transfer window.
What do you think fans? Do you want to see Lucas in a Manchester United shirt if Angel di Maria decides to leave for PSG? Let us know.