Premier League - Di Maria 'one of top five players in the world' after destroying Germany

New Manchester United star Angel Di Maria has been hailed as one of the top five players in the world after destroying world champions Germany in a virtuoso performance last night.

Premier League - Di Maria 'one of top five players in the world' after destroying Germany

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Argentina's midfielder Angel Di Maria and teammates celebrate after his scoring during a friendly football match between Germany vs Argentina in Duesseldorf

Di Maria claimed three assists and then scored with a cheeky dink himself as Argentina defeated Germany 4-2 in Dusseldorf in a repeat of July’s World Cup final, which Germany won 1-0.

DI Maria had a promising debut for United against Burnley following his £59.7m move from Real Madrid but the midfielder proved unstoppable in Tuesday’s international friendly.


And Argentina manager Gerardo Martino said United’s record signing belongs in a select group with the very best players in the world.

“Di Maria is one of the best four or five players in the world and so his performance didn't surprise me,” said Martino.

Referring to the World Cup final, which Di Maria missed due to injury, he said: “His absence there was noticeable.”

However, Germany coach Joachim Loew disagreed: “We would have beaten them on July 13 even if Di Maria had been playing. He couldn't have beaten us on that day.”

OUR VIEW: It's time for Manchester United fans to start get very excited. Di Maria got no less than 17 assists for Real Madrid last season and his creativity knows no bounds: his pass for Sergio Aguero to score was an outrageous curling ball with the outside of his boot. With the deadly Falcao having come in, we expect the two South Americans to start combining to great effect soon.

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