Angel di Maria snubs Manchester United stars in 5-a-side team

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Angel di Maria is probably doing everything he can, short of bashing his head against a wall, to forget the 11 months he spent as a Manchester United player.

The Argentinian moved to Old Trafford in a £59.7million deal from Real Madrid in the summer of 2014 and was expected to reinvigorate a Red Devils side struggling to adapt to life without Sir Alex Ferguson.

It certainly did not work out that way. Di Maria failed to settle in the dark and damp north of England and eventually sealed a move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer.


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But surely Di Maria would have appreciated playing alongside the world-class Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie? Obviously not.

Asked to name his dream five-a-side team, Di Maria suitably ignored each and every one of his former United team-mates, instead opting for star names like Barcelona's Leo Messi and Real Madrid stalwart Cristiano Ronaldo.

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He finishes his team with every football hipster's hero Andrea Pirlo, Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas and France legend Zinedine Zidane. So not only does he not have room for any Manchester United stars, but he doesn't even select himself.

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Di Maria's discontentedness at Manchester United was made clear to everyone through the medium of underwhelming football performances. Having declared Paris as his dream destination, he had little excuse for not rekindling his very best form.

And, as of yet, he has not disappointed. His first five games for the Ligue 1 champions has reaped two goals and three assists.

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