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Angel Di Maria in great form for Argentina

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Angel Di Maria may have struggled to crack the starting lineup at Manchester United over the last few months, but he’s back in flying form for Argentina.

Di Maria scored two as his country ramped up preparations for the Copa America next week with a 5-0 demolition of Bolivia in a San Juan warm-up match.

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero also bagged a hat-trick but it was Di Maria who got the balling rolling with a lovely strike on 25 minutes.

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His first season at Manchester United has been a struggle, with the £60m British record transfer fee looking like a questionable investment at this stage by the Old Trafford club.

But there’s no doubting Di Maria’s quality, as he showed for Argentina last night. His second was from the penalty spot.

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As you can see from the clip below, his first was vintage Di Maria.

Finding himself in space on the edge of the box, the former-Real Madrid star shifted the ball onto his left foot before uncorking a brutally accurate shot into the far left hand corner.

Manchester United fans will be hoping Di Maria can bring that kind of class to Old Trafford next season.

While Di Maria and co were preparing for the tournament, their captain Leo Messi was busy winning his fourth Champions League trophy as Barcelona beat Juventus 3-1 in Berlin.

Messi is now set to link up with Argentina as they look to win the Copa America and end their country's 22-year wait for a major trophy.

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