Did Angel di Maria really ask Dutch boss to sign Benfica man?
Spanish publication fichajes.net claims that Angel di Maria has asked his manager Louis van Gaal to sign Nicolas Gaitan from Benfica for Manchester United.
Gaitan currently plies his trade in Portugal, and is available for his €20m release clause. Di Maria is known to enjoy a close relationship with the 26-year-old through the Argentine national team they both represent.
There are no quotes or evidence to back up fichases.net’s claims however, and we think this story is based on very little but conjecture.
Di Maria is more focussed on getting himself fit and firing on all cylinders than he is about asking his manager to sign a player who would directly compete with him for a place in the side!