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Di Maria would be great for PSG but he should stay at Manchester United - Fellaini

Marouane knows a “world-class player” when he sees one.

The Belgian believes Di Maria would be a success at PSG.
The Belgian believes Di Maria would be a success at PSG.
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MAROUANE FELLAINI CLAIMS his Manchester United team-mate Angel Di Maria would be “a good signing” for Paris Saint-Germain.

Following his £59.7 million arrival from Real Madrid last August, the Argentina international struggled in his debut season at Old Trafford and has been linked with a move to the French champions this summer.

Fellaini believes Di Maria would be a big hit at Parc des Princes but insists the Argentine would be better served by turning down a summer move.

“Angel Di Maria would be a good signing for PSG,” Fellaini told Telefoot. “He is a world-class player.

“He was successful at Real Madrid so he could be successful anywhere. What would I do if I were him? Stay at Manchester United.”

Di Maria’s campaign at United was disrupted by a pelvic injury as well as an attempted break-in at his Cheshire home in January.

The 27-year-old, who was forced to relocate to a hotel after the failed burglary, scored just four goals in 32 appearances last term and was unable to force Ashley Young out of his place on United’s left flank.

When asked about Di Maria’s future at the start of May, Louis van Gaal insisted he wanted the winger to stay but hinted that United could be open to a deal for the Argentine.

“The manager and the club is always dependable on the opinion of the player himself. The player decides; we shall see what he decides,” said the Dutchman.

“He cannot say that he has had a marvellous season here. The decision is not only to him because now we have a contract so we shall speak always with every player, evaluation, as I always do. Then we speak with each other about the future and that is with every player.

“I am pleased with his attitude, so that is not a problem. I think Di Maria shall stay and he is working very hard.”

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