Anorak | Transfer Balls: Manchester United ‘sell’ Di Maria for £44m as De Gea’s price tumbles

Transfer Balls: Manchester United ‘sell’ Di Maria for £44m as De Gea’s price tumbles

by | 31st, July 2015

Transfer Balls: David De Gea has had a quiet summer. The Manchester United player still plays for Manchester United. But the media narrative invites us to wonder how long for.

The Sun says :

LOUIS VAN GAAL does not know where David De Gea’s head is — or Angel Di Maria’s body.

The big kick-off is just over a week away and the Manchester United boss has been left with a goalkeeper clearly distracted and out of form.

De Gea wants to leave Manchester United. In the final year of his contract he can wait a year and head to Real Madrid on a free with the bonus of a massive signing on fee. United would get nothing for their star player.

Or he could do as Angel Di Maria has done and simply not turn up to play. Wanted by PSG, the Sun says “Van Gaal simply does not know where he is”.

British-record signing Di Maria was supposed to join up with the squad last Saturday but failed to get on his flight. Asked where the Argie midfielder was following the defeat to PSG, Van Gaal replied: “Maybe you know.”

When the questioner said he did not, LVG added: “I don’t know that either.”

Is Di Maria in his native Argentina? Have United contacted the local police or the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the outfit that knows more than most about hunting a wanted man with a price on his head in the South American jungles?

United signed Di Maria in a £59.7million deal last summer. They want £50m for him. Anyone

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