Forget about what happened at Manchester United, Angel di Maria is obviously one of the most talented footballers on the planet.
The Argentina international is currently plying his trade with Paris Saint-Germain, after his season-long nightmare at Old Trafford ended in the summer of 2015, and he enjoyed a terrific debut campaign with the French champions, scoring 15 goals in 45 appearances.
Di Maria’s form has dipped this season following the arrival of Unai Emery - he’s failed to score in any of his first 10 Ligue 1 appearances for the Parisians - but he certainly hasn’t lost any confidence out on the training pitch, judging by his latest Instagram video upload.
The video shows Di Maria taking four free-kicks - with a wall of mannequins and a real goalkeeper in his way - inside 45 seconds from the same position.
You might expect the left-footed winger to have netted one, two or, at a push, possibly three. However, Di Maria managed to find the net with every single shot. (Scroll down to watch the video).
Video: Di Maria scores four free-kicks in 45 seconds
The South American, after scoring all four of his free-kicks, runs off in celebration. A few of his teammates, meanwhile, looked on with amazement.
Di Maria has struggled to shine this season
While Emery will be encouraged that Di Maria is producing moments of quality in training, the PSG boss will be expecting the club’s £44 million signing to start performing in matches.
Emery backs Di Maria to rediscover his form
Di Maria was visibly unhappy after being substituted against Marseille last week but Emery believes his reaction was ‘normal’.
"Di Maria is an important player for us. He worked a lot for the team," Emery was quoted as saying by ESPN.
"I believe in him and wait for him to improve. He did not put in a good performance, but it is up to me to help him. I have to give him the confidence to improve. He has a good attitude and will keep working to put in better performances.
"It is only normal that he was not happy with his substitution. He did not want to be replaced, but it was my decision. I don't mind players getting upset when they are taken off. That shows they have character. It's a good thing for me."
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