Di Maria 'very content' at United despite burglary scare

The Red Devils attacker says he values the affection shown to him by the club’s supporters.

Di Maria's house was recently burgled.
Di Maria's house was recently burgled.

ANGEL DI MARIA insists he is “very content” at Manchester United despite suggestions that he is unsettled in England.

The former Real Madrid star, who made the move to Old Trafford in a club-record £59.7 million (€74m) deal in the summer, hit the headlines last week after his Cheshire home was targeted by burglars following United’s 3-1 win over Leicester City.

Goal understands United are doing everything in their power to allay Di Maria’s fears after the incident and the Argentina international insists he is happy in England, with support from the club’s fans helping him feel settled.

When asked how he’s finding life in Manchester, he told Fifa’s official website: “Very well. The weather is the only thing … it doesn’t help a lot.

“But I’m very content here. The people have a lot of affection for me, which is the most important thing. It’s what I value most, and I have that here.”

Asked how his grasp of the English language was progressing, Di Maria added: “More like regressing! It’s very bad. [I've learned] very little and only understand a small bit.

“That said, I’m trying to learn it bit by bit and I’m taking classes. Hopefully I’ll pick it up quickly.”

Di Maria began his career with Rosario Central before moving to Benfica in 2007 and the 26-year-old insists he would like to return to Argentina when his Manchester United career is over.

He said: “The next step will be to return to Rosario Central, another giant of the game! Truth be told, I’ve played for Europe’s biggest clubs, competed in two World Cups and won the Champions League.

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“I represented Real Madrid and before that was with Benfica, which, while a slightly smaller club than Madrid, is a giant of Portuguese football.

“Now I’m with another massive club in Manchester United. When I finish here, I think it might be time to return to Argentina. Hopefully that happens.”

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