Sports Cristiano Ronaldo backs Di Maria to shine at Manchester United

World footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo has backed his former Real Madrid team-mate Angel Di Maria to shine at Manchester United.

Di Maria sealed a deal worth £59.7 million to Old Trafford on Tuesday after falling down the pecking order at Carlo Ancelotti's side and has been handed the No 7 jersey that Ronaldo used to wear at Manchester United.

Ronaldo, who has been crowned the European footballer of the year believes that the move is exactly what Di Maria needs and is confident that the Argentine can help United to turn around their poor start to the Premier League season.

"It's good for him," the Madrid star told reporters of Di Maria. "Manchester [United] is one of the best clubs in the world, will be good for him and I wish the best of luck for him.

"He deserves it, he's a fantastic player. He's going to do well in Manchester United.

"I said to him, 'No.7 is a big responsibility', but I think he will be able to take that shirt because he's a fantastic player."
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