Man Utd new signing Angel Di Maria in ‘top 10’ of world, says Javier Mascherano
Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano believes Manchester United’s new record signing Angel Di Maria is one of the top 10 players in the world.
United broke the British transfer record by paying Real Madrid £60m for Di Maria as the Red Devils continued their lavish summer spending spree under new manager Louis van Gaal.
Mascherano, who plays alongside Di Maria for Argentina, rates his 26-year-old teammate highly and believes he will be a major hit at United.
“It’s not a matter that concerns me but I think it’s a loss (for Real). He’s a player who I like a lot. He’s among the 10 best in the world,” he told El Mundo Deportivo.
“As well as unsettling opponents, he’s able to defend and covers a lot of ground. You can use him in many positions.”
Di Maria wrote an open letter to Real fans saying he never wanted to leave the club and only did so because he was forced out by senior officials.