Angel di Maria limps off injured in Copa America final as Manchester United forward suffers yet another setback
- Argentina forward Angel di Maria was substituted inside the first half an hour of the Copa America final with a suspected hamstring injury
- The news will come as a blow to his club Manchester United
- Di Maria signed for United from Real Madrid for a record British transfer fee of £59.7million last summer
- However, he struggled for form and fitness in his first season in England
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal might have been concerned to see Angel di Maria limp off injured inside the first half an hour of the Copa America final between Chile and Argentina.
The 27-year-old forward pulled up awkwardly midway through a mazy run with what looked to be a problem with his hamstring.
Di Maria joined United last summer for a record British transfer fee of £59.7 million from Real Madrid, but struggled for form and fitness during his maiden campaign with the club.
Manchester United forward Angel di Maria sets off on a mazy run through midfield
The 27-year-old suddenly pulls up awkwardly with what looks to be a hamstring injury
Di Maria falls to the floor in agony as concerned fans and team-mates watch on around the stadium
He had not looked so blighted at the Copa America though – two goals and two assists in his five games at the tournament suggested that he might be returning to his best.
But this setback will likely halt any progress and if the early noises coming from the Argentina camp are true, keep the player out of United’s pre-season preparations.
Di Maria sits solemnly on the turf as he awaits his substitution inside the first half an hour against Chile
Di Maria is replaced by fellow Argentina forward Ezequiel Lavezzi after suffering yet another setback