Angel di Maria set to return for Manchester United

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Louis van Gaal has been given an added boost this week, as Angel di Maria has trained with the team and looks set to be available for this weekend's clash with Aston Villa. 

The Argentine picked up a slight hamstring tear in United's 3-0 win over Hull last month and has missed the last three games as a result.

With Van Gaal's side in fantastic form right now, the addition of key players can only improve the vibe and confidence of the camp - Radamel Falcao is also available for this weekend's clash. 

The 26-year-old has put in some fantastic performances since joining United from Real Madrid this summer, scoring three goals and creating six, in just eleven starts. 

Since he picked up the injury, United have continued winning form, however Di Maria is likely to be included at some point on Saturday.

The technical ability of the player Van Gaal signed for £59.7m from Real Madrid is fantastic, and sets the Premier League alight at times. He is a fan favourite already, so it will not be long until he is a regular in the side again. 


The United boss opted for what seemed a rather unusual line-up against Liverpool on sunday, with Michael Carrick dropping to partner Phil Jones in the centre of defence and James Wilson starting as well as both Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

Ashley Young was another named in the starting XI yet again, and he has proved himself to Van Gaal in recent weeks with a string of admirable performances. 

Wilson's paced allowed for Rooney to roam a little more than usual, and that he did - the United captain ran his socks off in a truly heroic performance. 


It is important for Van Gaal to keep an even balance of attack, stability in midfield and a solid defence, which seems a difficult task looking at the talent his squad offers going forward. 

Rooney is the heart of the side, therefore the attack is based around him. Juan Mata has played well recently, despite the rumours linking him away from Old Trafford, whilst Van Persie has just got back to scoring form. 

James Wilson could run the Villa defence ragged this weekend; therefore sticking to the same winning line-up may be the best bet for Van Gaal, who could then introduce both Di Maria and Falcao from the bench, if and when they are needed. 

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