Manchester United star Angel Di Maria has revealed that he has been surprised by the hunger and commitment shown by England captain Wayne Rooney since Di Maria’s arrival at the club, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Argentinian international moved to Old Trafford this summer for a huge £59.7 million, the record transfer paid out by a British side.
He spent a spell on the sidelines recently, but returned during Man Utd’s 2-0 victory against Yeovil Town at the weekend.
The Old Trafford club struggled to break down the League One side for the first period of the match, until Ander Herrera hit home a sensational volley from the edge of the area.
Di Maria then capped off the display with a fine goal, finishing off a swooping counter attack in typical style.
He has now spoken to Radio America, expressing his respect for Man Utd’s captain’s attitude since he has arrived at the club.
“He plays 90 minutes in every game. He is always committed, giving everything in every match.
“He has this quality, mentality and this hunger to play every game that is incomparable. It is he that has surprised me the most, with his hunger and how he commits to every game. He is a player that deserves to be here.”