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Manchester United's 5 worst signings in the post-Ferguson era | Premier League 2019-20

  • Manchester United's transfer activity in the post-Ferguson era has been spotty at best - but could Bruno Fernandes join these 5 flops?
Scott Newman
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Modified 29 Jan 2020, 23:01 IST

#2 Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria failed to justify his huge price tag
Angel Di Maria failed to justify his huge price tag

After 4 successful seasons at Real Madrid – including a Man of the Match-level performance in the 2013-14 Champions League final – it felt like a huge transfer coup when Manchester United signed winger Angel Di Maria from the Spanish giants, even if they had to pay a monstrous £60m for him, breaking the British transfer fee record in the process.

Di Maria started his tenure at Old Trafford well enough, being named their Player of the Month for September 2014 after recording 2 goals and 2 assists in his first 4 matches with the Red Devils, but a hamstring injury suffered a few weeks later laid him up for a substantial period, and when he returned he simply couldn’t regain anything like his best form.

The Argentine suffered his nadir when he was red carded for a dive and for grabbing the referee during an FA Cup defeat at the hands of Arsenal, and at that point it felt only like a matter of time before his United career was ended. The summer of 2015 saw him sold onto Paris St-Germain for around £44m, and with just 27 Premier League games to his name he is still considered one of the Red Devils’ worst ever signings.


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Published 29 Jan 2020, 23:01 IST
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