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Manchester United charged by Uefa after bottle thrown at Ángel Di María

• United can expect fine when case dealt with on 28 February• PSG face series of charges over the conduct of their fansUefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Manchester United after a bottle was thrown from the stands towards Ángel Di María d…

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Flops XI: the players who misfired in the World Cup group stage

The World Cup is the biggest show on Earth but not all of the greatest players have shown up yetBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkThe World Cup group stages are over, three quarters of the games have been played and half of the…

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Angel Di María fined £1.76m for tax evasion during spell at Real Madrid

• Argentinian sentenced to a year in prison which is unlikely to be served
• Paris Saint-Germain winger spent four seasons at Bernabéu

Angel Di María, the former Manchester United winger, has been sentenced to one year in prison and fined £1.76m (€2m) after pleading guilty to two counts of tax fraud in Spain.

The Argentinian, who plays for Paris Saint-German, is unlikely to spend any time in jail – most sentences under two years in Spain are suspended for first-time offenders.

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Angel Di María fined £1.76m for tax evasion during spell at Real Madrid

• Argentinian sentenced to a year in prison which is unlikely to be served
• Paris Saint-Germain winger spent four seasons at Bernabéu

Angel Di María, the former Manchester United winger, has been sentenced to one year in prison and fined £1.76m (€2m) after pleading guilty to two counts of tax fraud in Spain.

The Argentinian, who plays for Paris Saint-German, is unlikely to spend any time in jail – most sentences under two years in Spain are suspended for first-time offenders.

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English football’s overseas arrivals who began with a Gabriel Jesus-style bang | Jamie Jackson

After the 19-year-old Brazilian’s stunning start for Manchester City, we pick out other overseas signings who stormed into the English game and find that a fast start does not necessarily lead to sustained success

Gabriel Jesus’s stellar start for Manchester City has dislodged Sergio Agüero from Pep Guardiola’s side. The 19-year-old Brazilian, a £27m signing from Palmeiras last month, scored on his full Premier League debut – at West Ham United – and twice in the following game, against Swansea City last Sunday. Here are five other overseas signings who stormed into the English game:

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The best goals of the week: Ángel Di María, Didier Drogba and Barrie McKay

Featuring a scoop from France, an overhead kick from Italy, a blaster from Scotland and a lovely assist from an Englishman to a Mexican in the US Continue reading…

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Louis van Gaal accuses Ángel Di María of not taking responsibility

• Di María had complained he was constantly asked to change position
• Manchester United’s record signing lasted only 12 months at the club

Louis van Gaal has responded to Ángel Di María’s claim that he was unable to settle at Manchester United because he was constantly asked to change position by accusing the Argentinian of failing to take responsibility for his disappointing time at the club.

Di María became the British record transfer when signing from Real Madrid in summer 2014 for £59.7m. Yet he left 12 months later for Paris Saint-Germain having scored only four goals and made 32 appearances, of which 13 were starts.

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Ángel Di María blames Van Gaal’s tinkering for struggles at Manchester United

• United’s record signing struggled to settle at Old Trafford
• ‘I don’t think it was my fault or the fault of my team-mates’

Ángel Di María has criticised his treatment by Louis van Gaal at Manchester United and said he left for Paris St-Germain to enjoy his football more and win trophies.

The Argentinian spent last season at Old Trafford under Van Gaal and has accused the manager of asking him to change position so often that it was impossible for him to settle.

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Ángel di María’s spark fires PSG’s grand ambitions and panics Chelsea | Dominic Fifield

The former Manchester United winger’s feet were a blur as he tormented the Chelsea defence and his clever pass created Edinson Cavani’s late winner

It was actually Guus Hiddink who had best summed up the pressure on the Parisians. “A big club has to win a Champions League,” he had offered on the eve of this tie, his soundbite lost amid a rather rambling assessment of the contest ahead even if his words still struck a chord with the locals. It is on occasions such as these when Paris Saint-Germain’s progress can properly be gauged, and when credence is given to their reputation as one of Europe’s rising powerhouses. This might have been a night of frustration. It ended as one of elation.

Related: Edinson Cavani’s low shot gives PSG winning edge over Chelsea

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Angel di María making the difference for ambitious Paris Saint-Germain

The Argentine’s new zest reflects his club’s determination to win the Champions League and their dominant league form gives them a real chance against Chelsea

To fully understand the love affair between Paris Saint-Germain and Ángel di María, a glance at the bigger picture is needed. Since the club from the French capital began to be financed with a flourish by the investment arm of the Gulf state of Qatar, their domestic dominance has almost got out of hand. They have been title winners for three seasons in a row. The margin of supremacy over the rest this term means they could play in flip-flops for half of their remaining Ligue 1 games and still win the league comfortably. Their goal difference is on course to be preposterous.

The reason Qatar Sports Investments took over PSG in 2012 was not to become the best team in France. They want PSG to become the best team in Europe. There is a long-term strategy to be a brand worth one billion dollars and to win the Champions League, and the purchase of Di María from Manchester United was a key stepping stone towards that aim.

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Ángel Di María’s fine solo effort earns PSG victory at Marseille

A moment of class from Ángel Di María gave Paris St Germain a 2-1 win at Marseille as the French champions stretched their unbeaten Ligue 1 run to a record-extending 34 games on Sunday.

The Argentinian winger netted the winner in the 71st minute after Remy Cabella had equalised Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s early goal to put PSG on 69 points from 25 games.

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The best goals of the week: Oscar, Rooney, Barkley, Di María and Zlatan

The best finishes from the FA Cup, League Cup and Conference Premier in England, the Coupe de la Ligue and Ligue 1 in France, and Serie A in Italy The gifs that keep on giving: pinball, wipeout, pool, and headers and volleys Continue reading…

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The 100 best footballers in the world 2015 – interactive

Welcome to the Guardian’s choice of the world’s top 100 footballers for 2015. Led by Zico, Javier Zanetti and Gheorghe Hagi, our panel of 123 experts from 49 nations compiled a countdown of the greatest footballers on the planet.

Today we reveal Nos100-71, on Tuesday 70-41, Wednesday 40-11, before the top 10 on Christmas Eve completes this year’s list.

Read the full list of judges and top 100 rules

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The 100 best footballers in the world 2015 – interactive

Welcome to the Guardian’s choice of the world’s top 100 footballers for 2015. Led by Zico, Javier Zanetti and Gheorghe Hagi, our panel of 123 experts from 49 nations compiled a countdown of the greatest male players on the planet. Click on an individual to read more about their year.

Barney Ronay: Messi regains No1 position

How our judges voted: the complete statistics

Datablog: the numbers crunched

Video: the ten best footballers in the world

Read the full list of judges and top 100 rules

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PSG move 19 points clear at top of Ligue 1 with victory at Caen

Paris Saint-Germain moved 19 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with a 3-0 victory away to Caen on Saturday inspired by their Argentina forward Ángel Di María who scored twice.Di María scored either side of a Zlatan Ibrahimovic vol…

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Louis van Gaal will let unhappy Ángel Di María leave Manchester United

• Van Gaal wants to convince Di María to stay but will let him leave if he fails
• Di María could be used as part of a deal to sign Edinson Cavani from PSG

Louis van Gaal still hopes Ángel Di María may stay at Manchester United, though the manager has no wish to keep any unhappy player so will allow the forward to be sold to Paris Saint-Germain should the deal suit.

At a meeting a few days ago Van Gaal told Di María that he believed the 27-year-old should remain for at least another season in English football following last term’s disappointing showing.

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Manchester United identify Edinson Cavani as Robin van Persie replacement

• Move for Uruguayan striker may include Ángel Di María as makeweight
• United to rubber stamp Morgan Schneiderlin signing on Monday

Edinson Cavani is Louis van Gaal’s No1 choice to fill the vacancy left by Robin van Persie who will complete his move from Manchester United to Fenerbahce on Monday. Any prospective deal for Paris Saint-Germain’s Cavani may involve Ángel Di María going the other way as the French club want the Argentinian and Van Gaal is considering allowing him to go.

The departure of Van Persie, who should be unveiled at Fenerbahce’s stadium on Monday, leaves Wayne Rooney as the only recognised goalscorer at Old Trafford. PSG’s Cavani has been a long-term target for United’s manager who is strengthening his squad in all the areas he wishes in the current transfer window.

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Paris Saint-Germain set to offer £47m for Manchester United’s Ángel Di María

• French champions expected to lodge formal offer for the winger
• Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger arrives at Old Trafford for medical

Paris Saint-Germain have received encouragement from Manchester United that their pursuit of Ángel Di María can be successful this summer as the French champions seek to make amends for missing out on the Argentina winger a year ago when he left Real Madrid.

PSG are free to re-enter the transfer market aggressively following the relaxation of Uefa’s financial fair play (FFP)regulations and are understood to have formally contacted United to inquire about the availability of Di María, their principal target. The £59.7m British record signing, who arrived from Real Madrid last summer, endured a difficult first season at Old Trafford and United, bolstered by the arrival of Memphis Depay and Bastian Schweinsteiger, are now prepared to think of allowing the 27-year-old to leave.

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Why Manchester United must keep Ángel Di María, their hyper-evolved squirrel | Barney Ronay

Paris Saint-Germain are loitering with intent but for the Premier League’s sake Louis van Gaal needs to hang on the Argentinian record signing

This week the French newspaper Le Parisien reported that Ángel Di María already has “one foot in Paris”. For those who watched Di María play for Manchester United through the winter and spring it may be tempting to wonder about the location of the other foot. Where could it be? Also in Paris but lost on the Métro? Back in Manchester overhitting yet another in-swinging cross? Or simply scuttling off down one of those familiar blind alleys, before eventually falling over and turning to remonstrate with some unspecified adversary, eyes wide, hair prickling up, looking like a very sad, wise, hyper-evolved squirrel forced to confront the basic futility of its own existence while being jeered at by youths in quilted sports jackets.

Oh, Ángel. It hasn’t been great has it? Who could blame him, really, if the Premier League’s most expensive – and at his best, best – player was to complete the move to Paris Saint-Germain that was stymied last summer by financial fair play rules. It isn’t hard to see what went wrong for Di María in a team where the manager always seemed to be searching for more control, more structure, less arm-waggling, maverick creativity. Played too wide, unsettled by a burglary at home, hamstrings twanging, in his last 28 United matches Di María scored just once. From 21 February to the end of the season he had three shots at goal in the Premier League

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Football transfer rumours: Ángel Di María to Bayern Munich for cash and stars?

Today’s Mill is awash with treasure stashes

The Mill has never paid much attention to Ángel Di María’s tattoos and nor, presumably has Louis van Gaal. And that might just be where we’re both going wrong. Because suspicions have been aroused this morning that there is more to the Argentinian’s inkwork than meets the eye, which is just as well because all that meets the eye is a collection of stars, numbers and smudges that look awfully like nearly everyone else’s tattoos. But here’s the thing: when Di María is placed under a special infra-red light, his body art actually contains coded clues to the location of an unimaginably vast treasure stash that hunters have been seeking for centuries.

That, at any rate, is what the Mill has deduced from reports that Bayern Munich have grown so desperate to get their clutches on Di María that, in return, they are willing to offer Manchester United a large sum of cash, Arjen Robben and Thomas Müller! And some reports go so far as to claim that the German club may even throw Bastian Schweinsteiger into the deal, too! Heck, if United stand their ground they may even be able to get Bayern to add Manuel Neuer, Pep Guardiola, a fleet of BMWs and the Hofbräuhaus.

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