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Struggling Di Maria to stay on at United


DI-MARIA-SADLONDON, June 5- Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria admits his first season in England was difficult, but he has no plans to leave Old Trafford.

The Argentina international broke the British transfer record when he signed from Real Madrid at the beginning of the recently concluded season, but after a bright start he struggled to adapt to his new club.

The former Benfica star found himself on the bench towards the end of the campaign, leading to reports he could be on the way out, but he insists he wants to stay and find his feet in the Premier League.

“I have just finished my first season playing for Manchester United,” he told The Sun. “It was a hard season for me.

“I think it was hard because it was another country and another league, and this league is harder than the Spanish one. So, I couldn’t adapt myself as I wanted to.

“Now I will play the Copa America and then I will move back to Manchester for next season and do my best there.”

Di Maria is part of the Argentina squad called up by Gerardo Martino for the 2015 Copa America in Chile. The Albiceleste are in Group B with Uruguay, Jamaica and Paraguay, and face the latter in their first game on the 13th.