Angel di Maria
Manchester United is failing to make the impact expected at Old Trafford. Getty Images/OLI SCARFF

Manchester United record signing Angel Di Maria has claimed his "ups and downs" during his debut season at Old Trafford are just "part of the settling-in process to the English game"

The Argentinian international moved to Louis van Gaa's earlier in the summer for £59.7m after an impressive last campaign both with Real Madrid and Argentina.

Di Maria indeed was arguably the best Los Blancos player alongside Cristiano Ronaldo on the journey to the Champions League and the Copa del Rey trophies ,while also played a crucial role in reaching the World Cup final with Argentina.

The former Real Madrid winder looked set to replicate that form in the Premier League after an impressive start to his Old Trafford career, scoring three goals and providing three assists in his first five games, while receiving the club's player of the month award for September.

However the versatile midfielder has since failed to add any more goals to his tally in the Premier League with his only further goal came in the FA Cup victory over Yeovil Town.

"I've had a couple of games where things haven't gone as well as they could have," he conceded to MUTV. "I think it's part of that settling-in process to the English game.

Nevertheless, Di Maria has provided three assist in the last two Premier League games against Burnley and Swansea, leaving him with a total of eight, just behind Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas.

"I started off quite well but I think that then made expectations rise and everyone thought I would just carry on in the same way. But football is like that, sometimes you have these ups and downs. It took me a while to settle fully in each of the countries where I've played before. I just have to keep working hard and focusing on what I want, which is to do as well as I possibly can."