Angel Di Maria was ‘better than Bale & Ronaldo’ at Real Madrid

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Ashley Young believes his Manchester United teammate Angel Di Maria was better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale during his final season at Real Madrid.

United boss Louis van Gaal paid £60m, a British transfer record, to bring Di Maria to Old Trafford from the Bernabeu. Di Maria had played a key role as Real Madrid won a record 10th Champions League trophy, defeating Atletico Madrid in the final.

And speaking to on Di Maria’s birthday, Young paid tribute to one of the newest recruits to the Manchester United squad.

“Angel was a fantastic signing,” Young said. “Real Madrid have other top players in their team, like Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, but he was the one who stood out for me in that team last season.

“When you add quality to a squad that already has quality it can only help us. We saw in the first couple of days training just how good a player Angel is and what we can expect from him.

“He was definitely a great signing for us.”

Di Maria made a blistering start to his Manchester United career, with goals against Queens Park Rangers, Leicester City and Everton in his first five Premier League games.

But since then he has hit the back of the net just once, against Yeovil Town in the FA Cup.

He has suffered with injury in the intervening period, but has played 90 minutes in United’s most two recent Premier League games - the draw against West Ham at Upton Park and the home win against Burnley.

Manchester United face Preston at Deepdale in the FA Cup on Monday evening.

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