Manchester United's new record signing Angel di Maria produced a stunning display for Argentina last night as his national side beat world champions Germany 4-2 in a repeat of this past summer's World Cup final.
The Red Devils No.7 scored one and assisted three as Argentina flew into a 4-0 lead against the Germans at the Esprit Arena.
Stole the show
Just 52 days after the World Cup final - a game that Di Maria missed through injury - the attacking ace showed what might have been as he destroyed the back-line of Joachim Low's side.
Di Maria certainly stepped up in the absence of Messi in front of the 51,000 fans hoping to see the World Cup champions in fine form. The new United man, who played on the right hand side for large parts of the game, set up Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero for the opener with a fine cross with the outside of his footy.
The second - scored by Tottenham's Erik Lamela - was once again crossed in by Di Maria, and he made it a hat-trick of assists as his cross from a free-kick was headed in Federico Fernández just after half-time.
He tipped off a glorious night with a stunning goal as his pace proved too much to handle for the likes of Erik Durm and Co. as he chipped the ball over Roman Weidenfeller to make it 4-0.
His individual highlights can be seen here.
Manchester United excitement
Fans of the Red Devils will certainly be excited by their new No.7 as the club go in search of glory under Louis van Gaal. United have endured a dismal start to this season, having been dumped out of the Capital One Cup at the hands of League One side Mk Dons and failing to win any of their opening three Premier League fixtures.
However, with Di Maria on board at Old Trafford, and the deadline day signing of Daley Blind and Colombian superstar Radamel Falcao, things are looking up for the club. It's expected that a number of the new signings will feature when Manchester United are next in action after the international break.
The Red Devils host QPR at the Theatre of Dreams on September 14, and Louis van Gaal will be desperate to secure his first competitive win as manager of Manchester United.
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