Top 5 Manchester United Flop Signings After SAF Era: Featuring A Fifth Most Expensive Player Of All Time

Di Maria-

What a massive signing it was. Arrived Manchester on 26 August 2014 signing a 5 year deal with the club and became the most expensive player for Manchester United and also the fifth most expensive transfer of all time. Every United fan would have thought that this is their time. Di Maria gave a man of the match performance in his Champions League Final’s game with Real Madrid and for sure, the expectations were sky high. He was given the legendary number 7 T-shirt as well.

Had a great start to his United career and scored on his home debut through a free kick, provided an assist to Juan Mata and eventually became the man of the match. He missed the mid-season for the club due to his injury. Soon after his return, Van Gaal deployed the Argentine at the center forward which was the most unusual position for the player. Coming to an end of the season, he saw decline in form and his relationship with the manager. He was judged by the journalist to be the worst signing of the year. Di Maria failed to show his recaps at Old Trafford and had a frustrating time as well.

Eventually, at the end of the season, he decided to leave the club for the French outfit Paris Saint-Germain and even after that, he was booed and was criticized by the fans of Manchester.

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Written by Swapnil Bhopatkar

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