Angel di Maria
Di Maria has been in sparkling form since joining United for a British record fee.Getty Images/OLI SCARFF

Angel di Maria is happy with life at Manchester United despite being accused of not enjoying his early months at Old Trafford since joining from Real Madrid.

Di Maria has scored three goals and provided five assists in the Premier League appearances since joining for £59.7m in the summer transfer window.

But Paul Scholes, the ex-United midfielder, observed in his column in The Independent that Di Maria's mood was not as positive as it had been during his time with 10-time European champions.

Responding to the comments by Scholes, Di Maria's wife Jorgelina Cardoso wrote on Instagram: "You are free to think whatever you want, but in fact, Angel is absolutely happy of being in Manchester United... Buenas noches!!!"

Despite making a string of high-profile signings during the summer transfer window, including Di Maria, Radamel Falcao and Luke Shaw, United's form has failed to improve under new manager Louis van Gaal.

United are 13 points adrift of unbeaten league leaders Chelsea after just 11 matches while Southampton, West Ham United and Swansea City are among the clubs above them in the table.

Saturday's limp 1-0 win over Crystal Palace summed up many of the problems United are currently beset with and prior to the win, Scholes claimed the current issues are getting to members of the first team squad.

"My concern is that the mood among the United players feels a bit low-key," Scholes said.

"Preparing for the broadcast of the [Real Madrid v Liverpool] game in Madrid this week, I watched reruns of last season and Angel Di Maria smiling broadly as he celebrated goal after goal with Cristiano Ronaldo.

"He doesn't seem to be in the same happy mood at United. It feels downbeat among the team.

"All this, and yet the third and fourth places – with respect to the likes of Southampton and West Ham – really are there for the taking."