Although Dwight McNeil is very talented, he still has a long way to go to reach as far as former Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria.
That being said, Burnley’s winger’s dad makes a specific comparison and that’s the amount of tattoos both players have.
Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, the Burnley winger spoke about the claimed similarities between him and the Paris Saint-Germain player.
“My dad is making a joke about it too,” McNeil said. “He calls me Angel Di Maria because he has tattoos and I just started getting a tattoo so he takes the mick.”
“I think he’s a wonderful, special player when he was back at Real Madrid. He has a left foot and I think he’s a great player.
Despite a rough patch in his Manchester United career, Di Maria has been a wonderful player for most of his career, which has seen him play for Europe’s biggest clubs.
Having joined Man United in 2014 for a record £ 59.7million during the Real Madrid era, hopes were high for the Argentine, especially after winning the Champions League a few months earlier.
Unfortunately for him and the Red Devils, he never showed his full potential and left for PSG the following summer.
There certainly was no love lost between the club and the player either following an interview he gave in which he claimed he didn’t “care” about the Man United shirt. ° 7.
The iconic jersey has been worn by so many greats in the past and has since been taken over by one of the club’s favorite sons, Cristiano Ronaldo.
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