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Angel Di Maria is wanted by PSG [Getty]

Paris Saint-Germain are set to hand Manchester United a major lifeline by agreeing to buy Angel di Maria in the summer after the Argentine failed to impress at Old Trafford following his £60m move from Real Madrid in the summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

PSG are huge admirers of the midfielder and were in the race for the player before FFP rules scuppered the move and opened the way for United to cash in on their good fortune.

United fans will not be too sorry for their loss should a transfer happen in the summer, especially with the player failing to live up to expectations this season. He was sent off for tugging at referee Michael Oliver in their quarter final tie against Arsenal at Old Trafford, which eventually led to them crashing out of the tournament.

The fans have been frustrated with his decision making in front of goal and Juan Mata's brace in their 2-1 win at Anfield is likely to put the former Chelsea man ahead of him in the pecking order for the rest of the season.

Louis Van Gaal is unlikely to stop him should the Argentine choose to move to France. The Dutchman is looking to revamp his squad in the summer in a bid to return to title winning form next season.

With the Red Devils now commanding a five-point lead over their nearest rivals Liverpool, they have the top four place almost completely secured after a frustrating year out of European football's most revered club competition.

United are already looking to replace Radamel Falcao and his loan deal with the Red Devils is unlikely to be renewed after a disappointing year in office for the Colombian.