Manchester United sources fail to confirm whether Angel di Maria has gone AWOL

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Manchester United sources have failed to reveal whether Angel di Maria has gone AWOL after he failed to join up with the squad for their pre-season tour of the US, reports the Daily Mail. 

It was expected that the Argentine international would fly over to the US this past weekend, however Red Devils chief Louis van Gaal confirmed that the player missed his flight. 

Uncertainty, then, continues to surround the former Real Madrid man, who United made their most expensive ever player in last summer's transfer window. 


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In fact, the Daily Mail go on to claim that the versatile midfielder is on the verge of joining French moneybags Paris Saint-Germain, but it remains to be seen as to whether the deal goes through in the immediate future. 

United, of course, are set to go head-to-head with the Ligue 1 outfit on Wednesday, and will be hoping to make it four wins from four in pre-season after beating European champions Barcelona in their last outing. 

Sergio Romero signs 

One man that definitely will be starring at Old Trafford next season is Argentine international Sergio Romero, who completed his move to the club last night. 

The 28-year-old shot-stopper - formerly of Sampdoria - will be reunited with United boss Louis van Gaal after the pair worked with each other AZ Alkmaar. 

When speaking about his new signing, Van Gaal stated: “Sergio is a very talented goalkeeper. He was a young keeper during my time at AZ Alkmaar and I am delighted he is joining Manchester United.

"He had a fantastic World Cup last summer in Brazil, although that is something I have put to the back of my mind! He will be a great addition to the team and I am looking forward to working with him once again."

No excuses 

Van Gaal, meanwhile, has insisted that there will be no excuses if his side make a slow start to the Premier League season. Much like last summer, United have enjoyed a fine pre-season, however they won't want to repeat last season's opening day Premier League defeat. 

The Red Devils, of course, were beaten by Swansea City at Old Trafford, and they will be desperate to secure all three points against rivals Tottenham on August 8.

The United manager stated: “We have already changed a lot of things in relation to this tour.

“The last tour, we were on the other coast with more heat and humidity and that was a negative. It is also hot here, but people say it is not normal.

“We only have two base camps, last year we had to fly and fly with different schedules and time zones each time. We have better training camps this year. We had fantastic facilities in Seattle, they were superb, and also at Avaya Stadium and Stanford University, where will train two sessions on Monday.

“Overall, we have a better training camp, but we also won every game last year and it doesn’t say anything. We lost our first game against Swansea, so despite the results against Club America, San Jose and Barcelona, all that matters is the game against Tottenham Hotspur.”

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