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Andy Cole mocks Angel di Maria on Instagram

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Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has taken a cheeky dig at Angel di Maria with his latest post on Instagram.

The retired forward, who scored 121 goals in 275 matches for United between 1995-2001, posted a photo of himself at home wearing a ‘BALR’ jumper.

Di Maria was seen wearing the same brand - albeit on a t-shirt - as he arrived in Doha ahead of his medical with Paris Saint-Germain on Monday.

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For the caption, Cole posted: “Repping the @balr jumper today!! Looks better on me than Di Maria.”

Needless to say, Cole’s comment went down well with the Manchester United supporters, who found it very amusing.

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United fans turn on Angel di Maria

United fans have turned on Di Maria over the past couple of weeks after it become apparent that the Argentina international was on the verge of joining PSG.

The 27-year-old failed to board a plane to the United States last month, in order to join up with his Manchester United teammates for pre-season training, and this did not go down well with either the club or its passionate supporters.

But Di Maria has successfully engineered a move away from Old Trafford, where he became increasingly unhappy last season.

PSG to pay £44m for Di Maria

PSG will pay United £44 million for the South American - £15 million less than the Red Devils paid Real Madrid 12 months ago.

The deal is expected to be finalised within the next few days, while Manchester United will use half of the cash to sign Pedro from Barcelona.

But there will always be a question of ‘what if’ regarding Di Maria, who undoubtedly possesses world-class talent.

Di Maria - Manchester United flop

United fans only saw glimpses of Di Maria at his brilliant best - mostly in the opening weeks of the 2014-15 campaign - but the Argentine and his young family wanted to leave England following an attempted burglary at their property earlier this year.

That wasn’t the only factor behind Di Maria’s decision to leave Manchester United, though. His relationship with Louis van Gaal, according to Oliver Kay of The Times, had completely broken down.

Di Maria will still have the chance to compete for major honours at the Parc des Princes but, as Rio Ferdinand suggested this week, surely the Manchester United blot on his CV will bother him once he retires.

The versatile winger has rejected the opportunity to turn around his fortunes at Old Trafford, though, and will soon begin the next chapter of his career in the French capital.

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