The Argentina international was handed his Red Devils debut for their trip to Burnley on Saturday, donning the historic number seven shirt.
Di Maria penned a five-year deal with the 20-time English champions on Tuesday after United agreed a British record £59.7m deal with Real Madrid.
And United legend Neville, who has been urging Louis van Gaal to sign a pacey player in recent weeks, was impressed by Di Maria’s instant impact at Turf Moor.
A United player v a non united player is so obvious when you watch this game! Di Maria pass forward / run forward at speed! He will do well
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) August 30, 2014
Di Maria scored 22 goals in 124 La Liga appearances at Madrid.
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