Marouane Fellaini has backed his Manchester United team-mate Angel di Maria to succeed if he leaves to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
The Belgium international was speaking to French television station Telefoot and said the Argentine would be a "good signing" for the Ligue 1 champions.
His admission seems harmless, but stands as another hint that Di Maria is set to leave after just one season at Old Trafford.
Di Maria has struggled to settle at Manchester United following his £59.7m move from Real Madrid last summer and has been tipped to leave.
PSG were favourites to land the winger before the Red Devils but were forced to pull out of a deal because of financial fair play regulations.
Given his backing
However, should Louis van Gaal decide to sell him this summer, Laurent Blanc is likely to renew his interest and launch a bid.
Fellaini, who himself struggled during his debut season at Manchester United but recovered to become a key player under Van Gaal, has backed Di Maria to rekindle his best form at Parc des Princes should he agree a move.
He said: "Angel di Maria would be a good signing for PSG. He is a world class player."
Reaction in Manchester
Fellaini has already been subjected to a torrent of criticism for his comments on Telefoot with a number of Manchester United fans questioning what the Belgian was thinking.
One fan noted on Twitter: "Fellaini literally said in an interview with French TV, that Di Maria would be a good signing for PSG. What an absolute clown he is."
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