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Another summer-long saga, Angel di Maria has battled with Vidal for most column inches spent on discussing a potential move to Manchester United.
On Monday, Miguel Delaney of ESPN FC reported that United continue to monitor the Di Maria situation, but that the player prefers a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
However, according to Harry Pratt & Steve Millar of the Daily Star, Di Maria has become frustrated with PSG and wants an Old Trafford move.
A key question that remains about this potential transfer is where Di Maria would play in Van Gaal's new system at United.
Given that it is a winger-less formation, is there a natural fit for the Argentine? Or would he add to United's already well-stocked portfolio of forwards, competing for one or two places in the starting XI?
If Van Gaal is planning to switch to 4-3-3 when he has strengthened United's midfield ranks, then the Di Maria acquisition would make a lot of sense. For now, though, it would be a case of signing a fine player because he is available, rather than signing to strengthen an area of weakness.