Angel di Maria hopes he can still proves that he belongs at Manchester United, and follow in the footsteps of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, George Best and Eric Cantona.
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The famous Old Trafford quartet all wore United’s famous number seven shirt, a number that has now fallen to the Argentine, who has endured a slow start to the season since his move from Real Madrid.
Di Maria, who was quoted by CaughtOffside, said: “I was really excited to wear that number. I hope I can perform well so it can keep its place high in the history of United.”
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s game against Liverpool, he added: “Big games are when you have the chance to play against great players. When you play against a top side it’s even more enjoyable and it’s even more of a source of motivation.”