Angel di Maria gets number seven tattoo

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Angel di Maria has seemingly shown his commitment to Manchester United by getting a number seven tattooed on his arm.

The Argentinian was a club record £59.7 million signing from Real Madrid in the summer and was handed the iconic number seven previously worn by the likes of George Best and Cristiano Ronaldo.


However he's struggled to impress in his first season at Old Trafford, registering just three goals in 24 appearances in the Premier League so far. Recently he's been forced to make do with a spot on the bench, and he was a late substitute in Manchester United's 1-0 defeat against Chelsea on Saturday.

There have been reports that Di Maria could be sold to Paris Saint-Germain - who were interested in him before he joined Manchester United - at the end of the season. It's not just on the pitch that Di Maria has struggled either; it was reported in February that armed thieves tried to raid his home in Manchester which forced him to relocate to a hotel - and reports suggested that he was unhappy in the city and looking for an exit. 

However his latest actions would suggest that he intends to stay with the Red Devils. A picture has surfaced on the internet of Di Maria sporting a brand new number seven tattoo which seems to suggest that he intends to stay at Manchester United for the foreseeable future.

The former Real Madrid winger's agent has recently insisted that he's happy to remain with Manchester United, saying: "He was at Real Madrid and wanted to go to another of the world's best teams; now he is and he is happy."


Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal has also spoken out about Di Maria's future and says he won't be leaving Old Trafford in the summer.

"As a manager, you can never say 'yes' or 'no' because the player shall always decide at the end," the Dutchman responded when quizzed about Di Maria's future last month.

"But I don't think he shall move. In spite of this incident, that he had with his wife at his home, he is very pleased to be here at Manchester United. I think he shall stay because of what I have seen with his reaction following the defeat and his red card, it has been very good. I like his attitude."


Despite the negativity surrounding Di Maria this season, he's still managed to bag 10 assists. That's despite the fact he's in a new league, been injured, had to deal with issues off the pitch and now spending time on the bench. All in that's not a bad return at all.

Sure he has more to do on the pitch in terms of his energy and goals, but next season if he's handed a settled role he should sign.

If Di Maria is sold, who should Manchester United sign to replace him?

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