Angel di Maria picks dream 5-a-side team

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Angel di Maria provided an insight into his opinion on who he believes are the best players around today by picking a dream 5-a-side team - and it is rather good.

Fans are always intrigued to learn how the game's biggest stars rate their colleagues and opponents and it's obvious from Di Maria's selection that he remains a big fan of La Liga.

At the age of 28, the Argentine has already played for some of the biggest clubs in the world but he snubbed any of his current teammates at Paris Saint-Germain as well as those he worked with at Manchester United.

After being deemed surplus to requirements at Real Madrid, Di Maria moved to Old Trafford in 2014, however, he struggled to adapt to life in English football and found himself in France a year later.

Clearly, none of the Red Devils left much of a lasting impression on the winger if his dream team is anything to go by.

It is quite understandable, though, given the quality of some of his previous teammates.

The PSG star is one of the few people to have lined up alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi but gave no indication of his stance on the 'who is better?' debate by including both in his ideal 5-a-side team.

In the latest video - as part of a series released by PSG on Youtube - Di Maria revealed who he would pick if given the chance to create a small-sided team.

The Argentine international picked himself to lead the line, with Ronaldo and Messi on each wing.

Behind them, Di Maria plumped for the Italian maestro Andrea Pirlo to sit in a deep-lying playmaker role.

And even if the opposition did somehow get possession in the final third, they would still need to get past another one of Di Maria's international teammates, Javier Mascherano.

That really would be an unstoppable five.

For many neutrals, seeing Ronaldo and Messi on the same team would be a dream come true but their respective allegiances to Real Madrid and Barcelona suggests the best chance of the duo ever sharing a teamsheet will only be in such fantasy teams rather than in actual reality.

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