Benfica winger Angel di Maria admits he has ambitions of playing in England.

Manchester United and Arsenal came close to landing the Argie before he made his move to Benfica last summer.

"For my first year in Portugal, I think that my performance has been good," Di Maria told El Capital. "I had low moments, but finished the championship to play at a good level.

"I do not feel pressure, but I know that I have not shown my true value. I will show the real Di Maria next season.

"My wish is to spend another year at Benfica and then make the leap to England or Spain."