Opinion pieces from the Man United Zone editorial team
5 Reasons why Angel Di Maria can be Premier League’s Player of the Year

#1 Goals

Di Maria is the orchestrator behind United’s strikers and he will help them to increase their talents. Last season Di Maria recorded 17 assists and kicked off 4 goals in the La Liga.  During his professional career Di Maria has averaged a minimum of ten goals in every season. However considering only the last 4 season, the number is enhanced to 15. During his season he scored 2 goals and made 2 assists.

#2 Big game experience

Real Madrid is the winner of ten champion league title on account of  Di Maria’s great performance.  Di Maria has a magnificent performance that ruined Ateltico Madrid’s dream to maintain the first Champions League title. During the world cup he displayed his ability to exhibit on the biggest stage.

#3 Versatility

It is extremely difficult to find a versatile player like Di Maria as he can play in different positions without compromising his production or impact on the team.  He can play out wide as he can play in the position of a striker or can be a midfielder. He is likely to be of immense importance to the team with Van Gaal experimenting on the new formations.

#4 Consistency

Consistency is a thing that most values in the run up to winning anything  and it is the same for being the player of the season and Di Maria has a lot of it. As told before, since his transfer to Madrid Di Maria averages 15 goals (kicked off+ assisted) per season. In this aspect there are only few great midfielders. During his whole career Di Maria has been a illustration of consistency. For the time period since WhoScored’s inception, he averages a WhoScored rating of 7.35. The majority of the players cannot achieve such a score.

#5 Impact on team

To be the winner of the gong for the player of the season, it is needed talent but also an impact that is positive and loud.  The player that had his impact on team are Luis Suarez playing with Liverpool and Robin van Persie playing on Arsenal.  Di Maria is the only United’s greatest superstar who has the impact on team as Falcao is just recovering from a serious injury, Van Persie is old and Rooney is becoming less important.