The Red Devils completed a British record £59.7m deal to bring the Argentine winger to Old Trafford this week as Louis van Gaal bolstered his squad ahead of next week’s transfer deadline.
I would ideally want an attacking player who can score 20 to 25 goals a season
And former United midfielder Scholes feels that the 26-year-old should be surpassing the 20-goal mark this term, despite conceding that netting goals is not the most important part of Di Maria’s game.
“For the amount of money being paid for Di Maria I would ideally want an attacking player who can score 20 to 25 goals a season,” Scholes told the Independent.
“His record says he will not get that many, but that he will create a lot.
“I don’t think Di Maria is going to play as a wing-back in a 3-5-2 system. I could see him playing wide in a 4-4-2 or a 4-4-1-1 formation.
“But if Louis van Gaal is sticking with 3-5-2 I could see Di Maria playing off Robin van Persie and Rooney as a third striker.”
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