Angel Di Maria is already planning for life at after Manchester United after admitting to staging talks regarding finishing his career at former club Rosario Central.
Di Maria joined United for a British record £59.7m during the summer transfer window and has enjoyed a decent start to life in the Premier League, scoring twice and making two assists in four appearances under Louis van Gaal.
The Argentine is just over a month into his five-year deal at United but already Di Maria has made plans beyond his spell at Old Trafford, revealing to local radio station Radio del Plata he was intent on returning to his homeland at the end of his career to re-join Rosario.
Furthermore, Di Maria claimed to have spoken with Paris Saint-Germain attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi – who played with the 26-year-old at the club, and Barcelona's Javier Mascherano – who was born in the area – about returning in the twilight of their career.
"When you ask me how I will return to Argentine football, I tell you how I will not go back and then show them a video of Central," he said. "I always remember Central, will always be present, is the first and then there are all the clubs.
"As for anyone is a dream for me to come to Europe will be a dream to play again in Central. Central will always be first in my head. I've talked with Pocho [Ezequiel Lavezzi] and Masche [Javier Mascherano] to return to Central together."
Though Di Maria's public declaration doesn't risk his immediate United future, it is unlikely to sit well with supporters barely five weeks into his career at the struggling Premier League side.
Di Maria was among six significant summer signings made by United in the summer in order to help the club return to the Champions League and the player admits he has settled well into life at the club.
"I have made a great start and I think people are happy with me," he said. "I hope I can go on to score many more goals so that people remain happy with me."