It has been reported that Pablo Zabaleta is confident that compatriot Angel Di Maria will become a star for Manchester United.
In his debut season in England, the 27-year old Argentine winger has been heavily criticised for failing to show the form that prompted United to pay Real Madrid £59.7million for his services in the summer.
However, Argentina teammate Zabaleta believes Di Maria has the capabilities of turning around his fortunes at Old Trafford.
“I have met Angel a few times in Manchester and obviously spoken when we’ve been on international duty together and it’s been a very tough season for him not only on the field but off it as well and that has made things hard for his family,” said the Manchester City right-back.
“Sometimes when you are in a different country it can take time to settle well and because his price tag was so high, that also adds a lot of pressure, but I have no doubts he will become a big success for United because he’s a top quality player and if he’s not at his best at the moment, he’s still a great asset to have.
“He’s quick, fast and a great dribbler and whenever you play against him you know you are in for a difficult game and he’s the sort of player who can really hurt you if you give him too much space and time.”