Angel Di Maria: Javier Mascherano says Manchester United winger is among '10 best in the world'

The former Real Madrid player is in line to make his debut this weekend

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Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano believes Manchester United have secured the services of one of the top 10 players in the world after signing Angel Di Maria this week.

United smashed the British transfer record in paying Real Madrid £59.7million for Di Maria as the Red Devils continue their summer rebuilding under new manager Louis van Gaal.

Mascherano, who plays alongside Di Maria for Argentina, is a huge fan of the 26-year-old winger and believes United's gain is Real's loss.

He told El Mundo Deportivo: "It's not a matter that concerns me but I think it's a loss (for Real). He's a player who I like a lot. He's among the 10 best in the world.

"As well as unsettling opponents, he's able to defend and covers a lot of ground. You can use him in many positions."