Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

ANGEL IS DI BEST ; Zab: My Pal Will Be a Hit for Reds - but I Can't Wait for Derby! [City Region]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

ANGEL IS DI BEST ; Zab: My Pal Will Be a Hit for Reds - but I Can't Wait for Derby! [City Region]

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PABLO Zabaleta has hailed Angel di Maria's arrival at United a 'great signing'.

But the tough-tackling Blues defender has warned his Argentina team-mate he is relishing the moment they go head to head in the derby on November 2. Di Maria's Pounds 60million move from Real Madrid, added to last week's arrival of Marcos Rojo on the Red side, and Bruno Zuculini's summer move to City, means there are now an astonishing SEVEN Argentine players at the two Manchester clubs - six of them established internationals.

"All the Argentinians are coming and taking over Manchester now!" said Zabaleta, the longestserving of the seven, as he arrived in 2008. "Di Maria and Rojo are on the other side but I am very pleased for both of them because I know them very well.

"I've been talking to them both a lot about living in Manchester in the last few days. …

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