Manchester United star Angel di Maria has confirmed that he will return to the club after this summer's Copa America.
As reported by The Sun, the Argentine international, who endured a tricky debut campaign on English soil, has admitted that it was a hard season for him, however has insisted that he did a good job.
The versatile midfielder enjoyed a fine start to life in Manchester, as he produced the goods in terms of goals and assists, but his form dipped in the second half of the season, with Red Devils chief Louis van Gaal placing him on the bench.
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Di Maria, though, seems ready to fight for his career at the Theatre of Dreams, as he looks to adapt to his surroundings.
Speaking to reporters, the former Real Madrid man claimed: “I have just finished my first season playing for Manchester United.
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“Now I will play the Copa America and then I will move back to Manchester for next season and do my best there. It was a hard season for me.
“I think it was hard because it was another country and another league, and this league is harder than the Spanish one. So, I couldn't adapt myself as I wanted to."
In fact, Di Maria has insisted that the Premier League is physically stronger than La Liga, which ultimately made things harder for him throughout the course of the campaign.
He continued by saying: “La Liga and the Premier League are completely different. The Premier League is physically stronger. It was not easy at all. I ended playing few minutes.
“Under Van Gaal I played in lots of positions until he decided to bench me.
“I think I did a good job, though.
“I finished second in assists and I scored some goals, so I definitely think I did well in my first season at Manchester United.”
The Argentine international will no doubt be hoping to find his best form at this summer's tournament, as he goes about gaining confidence before returning to England for the 2015/16 season.
There's no doubt about it, if Di Maria is going to produce the goods for United on a consistent basis, then Van Gaal has to hand him a permanent position in his side. At the end of the day, throughout last season's struggles, the ex-Real Madrid man was in-and-out of the side, while he was utilised in a number of different positions, as he starred on the wing, in the middle of the park and up top.
It's crucial, then, as the United boss adds to his squad this summer, and finds a balance to his side, that he hands Di Maria the opportunity to shine in one position, either on the wing or centrally.
Without a doubt, the Argentine is more than capable of playing a key role for the club over the coming years, but it's crucial that he's managed correctly under the Dutch regime.
Di Maria, though, must be fully committed to proving his credentials at United next season, so must do all he can to lead the club to glory in the immediate future.
Manchester United fans: What position do you want Di Maria to play in next season? Have your say in the comments section below!
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