Angel Di Maria has come under criticism in recent weeks for his lackluster performances for Manchester United in recent weeks and there were even rumors about the Argentine’s imminent departure from the club. Tonight however, Di Maria set out to prove doubter wrong as he looked very much like the 60 million euro signing he was. All was going well until the Argentine got himself sent off for a rather stupid reason.
With Manchester United trailing 2-1 at Old Trafford in the 75th minute, Manchester United fans were getting set to criticize Valencia for his poor back pass which led to the goal before DI Maria who had produced a beautiful cross for Manchester United’s equalizer and come up with some wonderf football once again allowed the axe to fall on his head. Di Maria went down under a challenge by Monreal and was deemed (correctly) by referee Michael Oliver to have taken a dive, and the Argentine was yellow carded, Enraged by the decision DI Maria pushed the referee, leaving the match official with no choice but to book Di Maria a second time and send him off.
With Manchester United out of the only tournament they looked like winning, Angel Di Maria may just have sealed his Manchester United faith as it would take performances of mythic proportions for Old Trafford to forgive their latest Black sheep