Man Utd consider testing Real Madrid resolve over Angel Di Maria

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson remains keen on Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria.
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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson remains keen on Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria.

Ferguson has been a big fan of Di Maria since his time at Benfica and feels his game is now developing - particularly defensively - under Real coach Jose Mourinho.

Di Maria has complained about the lack of progress over new contract talks at Real - and was criticised by teammates earlier this season for making his frustrations public.

Ferguson is exploring the prospect of adding a new winger to his squad, with no wide players - Robbie Brady apart - coming through his youth system.

Interestingly, Di Maria's status at Real has always been shaky, according to the Catalan press, as he wasn't a signing president Florentino Perez was particularly enthusiastic about.

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