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Sep 3, 2014

Man Utd's Angel Di Maria questions Argentina friendly with Germany

Argentina head coach Tata Martino has confirmed his 4-3-3 team formation ahead of their FIFA World Cup final rematch against Germany.

Angel Di Maria says he would rather not take part in Argentina's friendly with Germany on Wednesday.

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Di Maria, Manchester United's record signing this summer, is set to line up for Argentina against Germany in Dusseldorf  as the Albiceleste face a rematch with the World Cup winners.

However, Di Maria told ESPN: "The season is very long, with the Copa America too at the end of the year. I believe these games, sometimes, I would prefer to avoid them. This is not about revenge [for the World Cup final], it is just a friendly game, nothing more.

"They are the world champions and we are coming to their party. They will present the trophy. But, well, we will try to do our best."

Di Maria, who was injured, missed the World Cup final when Mario Gotze scored an extra-time winner for Germany and is one of two United players in Gerardo Martino's squad, along with fellow new signing Marcos Rojo.

The 26-year-old completed his move from Real Madrid to United last week and made his debut in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Burnley.

And while United are yet to taste victory under new manager Louis van Gaal, Di Maria is confident their fortunes will soon change.

He said: "It's true we have not won yet but we will put United where they'll belong this season. You'll see."

Since Di Maria's arrival, United made two further signings, bringing in Ajax's versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind and loaning Monaco's prolific forward Radamel Falcao.

Di Maria added: "Falcao is a great forward and he will help us."

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