Angel di Maria desperate to prove himself at Manchester United

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Manchester United midfielder Angel di Maria has insisted that the club are working hard to put it back where it belongs. 

In an interview with MUTV, as reported by the club's official site, the former Real Madrid man, who signed a £280,000-a-week deal with the Red Devils this past summer, has insisted the players are focussed on bringing the good times back to Old Trafford.

Injury problems 

Di Maria, who enjoyed a successful opening period to his United career, has struggled in recent time because of injuries, but will now be desperate to kick on in the second half of the season. 

And the Argentine has admitted that his injury problems have been unfortunate, but he's determined to show fans just what he can offer. 

The Red Devils ace said: "It is difficult for a player, especially when you come to a new club. You just want to arrive and you want to show them how well you can play.

"So when these things happen, it is unfortunate but, that said, the important thing was that when I came back, I needed to make sure that I could help the team and that's what I did. It's important for me and important for the team to be really doing my best and showing what I am capable of."

On the up 

Despite the club's setback at the hands of Southampton this past weekend, Di Maria has insisted that the side are improving and will continue to do so over the upcoming weeks and months. 

He continued by saying: "From the start of the season to now, you can see that we've grown," he says. "We weren't so great at the beginning but we've started getting a few victories under our belts. There are some people saying that we're not playing in a particularly good style or that it's not the old Manchester United - but it's not.


"We're beginning something new here. We've got a new style, we've got a new manager and we're all working hard to make sure we're putting Manchester United back where it belongs.

"We're focusing on growing as a team. Working hard and getting as many points as we can. We all know the Premier League is difficult but all we're focusing on now is meeting our objectives and our targets for the year.

"So whether it's qualifying for the Champions League, making sure that we do well in the FA Cup or getting as high in the league as possible, these are things we are going for now."

There's no doubt about it, United fans will now be hoping to see the player hit his best form as the club go in search of glory this season. 

Despite the Argentine's struggles against the Saints on Sunday, he's in contention to start for Louis van Gaal's side once again against QPR this weekend. 

The Red Devils will no doubt be desperate to bounce back immediately by securing all three points at Loftus Road, but it could prove a tricky game as the Hoops have a fine record on home soil this term. 

Manchester United fans: Do you think Di Maria will find his best form before the end of the season? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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