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Angel di Maria misses United flight, confirms Van Gaal

Angel di Maria misses United flight, confirms Van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed the absence of Angel di Maria from the pre-season tour.

Van Gaal said “he doesn’t know” why Di Maria has not joined the team in the ongoing pre-season tournament in United States. Van Gaal also confirmed that Marcos Rojo has missed the flight – but due to some passport issues.

French paper L’Equipe has reported that the United have agreed a £46.5m deal with Paris Saint Germain for the Argentine, although the fee is still a subject of debate.

“He was not on the plane,” said Van Gaal after the 3-1 friendly win over Barcelona in Santa Clara, California.

“Marcos Rojo was also not on the plane. He has had a passport issue – for Angel Di Maria, I don’t know why. I cannot say anything.”

Van Gaal earlier stated that the 27-year-old will join United on Friday.

Di Maria, who has been linked with PSG throughout the summer arrived at Old Trafford last season with a record British fee of £59.7m.

PSG manager Laurent Blanc has also expressed that the French Champions are hopeful to join the former Madrid man.

As a matter of fact, United will play PSG in their next match, and the move can be finalized during the meeting of the European Giants.

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