Angel Di Maria appears to have no future at Manchester United after he failed to board a flight and join up with the rest of the squad on their pre-season tour of the United States.
The Argentina international has been the subject of intense transfer speculation, with a move to Paris St Germain a real possibility. The latest reports have suggested a deal has been struck between the two clubs.
However, for now Di Maria remains a Manchester United player and was due to report in San Jose on Saturday but the £59.7m British record signing did not catch his plane to California and no explanation was given to manager Louis van Gaal for his absence.
"No," the United manager said when asked if Di Maria had flown to San Jose.
"I have heard he is not on the plane. I cannot say anything. He was not on the plane."
It meant the unsettled 27-year-old was not in the US for Saturday's 3-1 win over Barcelona in Santa Clara and neither was Marcos Rojo, who had been also been given extended leave following the Copa America.
The only person who reported for duty who was supposed to was Javier Hernandez, who was playing for Mexico in the Gold Cup.
"Marcos Rojo was also not on the plane. He had passport issues," Van Gaal added.
"That I do know. But for Di Maria I do not know why. Javier Hernandez is here."
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