Gary Neville and Roy Keane blast ‘poor’ Argentina star Angel Di Maria | Football
Gary Neville and Roy Keane have ripped into Argentina star Angel Di Maria with the former labelling him Manchester United’s worst ever signing.
Di Maria put in a poor first-half performance during Argentina’s second Group C match against Mexico at the World Cup in Qatar as United legends Neville and Keane watched on from the ITV studio.
The 34-year-old Juventus midfielder moved to Old Trafford in 2014 from Real Madrid and had been tipped to become a top player in the Premier League.
But he flopped massively across 32 appearances as he was sold to French side Paris-Saint Germain after a year.
Despite his poor spell in England, Di Maria is still considered by some to be one of the best players of his generation and he has over 120 caps for Argentina, helping them lift the Copa America title last year.
‘He is the biggest disappointment to ever come to Manchester United him… He’s got no heart,’ Neville told ITV about Di Maria at half-time when the score was at 0-0, before Argentina would go on to secure a 2-0 victory in the second half.
Keane added: ‘He’d break your heart, I’m not sure he’s got one. Go on and do something. He’s guaranteed to give it (the ball) away.
‘He’s running into bodies, he’s not getting his head up. Look at his career… he’s had some great moves, gone for a lot of money, but watching him out there…
‘Take him off. His end product and decision making for an experienced player is so poor.’
Keane and Neville also slammed Argentina for their first-half performance as the latter told ITV: ‘You start to think, ‘Is this what Argentina are?’ – there’s no rhythm, no pattern of play.
‘They’ve got a job to do here. It’s a really poor Argentina performance. England played really badly last night, but how many of those England players would you swap for Argentina players?
‘I think the talent we’ve got… Argentina hasn’t got that.’
Keane said: ‘Some of the play from Argentina has been so poor, it’s like watching a Championship match.
‘The manager’s made five changes but there has been no reaction.’
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