PSG are on the verge of signing the Argentine attacking midfielder for £44.3 million and despite this being a £15.4 loss on the figure the Red Devils paid Real Madrid for Di Maria's services, they should be glad to be shot of him.
On his day the 27-year-old is among the very best in the world and proved so on occasions last season as he claimed ten assists (the third highest total behind Spanish playmakers Cesc Fabregas (18) and Santi Cazorla (11), as well as scoring three goals including a wonderful strike against Leicester City.
The bulk of the former Benfica star's reputation is forged on the back of one season for Real, the only season where he performed week in week out to the best of his abilities.
This was the 2013/14 season where Madrid finally completed La Decima (a tenth Champions League title) after more than a decade of trying. On their way to triumph he was arguably their best player and was even awarded Man of the Match in the final against city rivals Atletico Madrid.
In a shocking twist of events Mesut Ozil ending up leaving as then new Real boss Carlo Ancelotti rejigged the team and transformed Di Maria into a central midfielder in a 4-3-3 from a right-winger in a 4-2-3-1.
Under Louis van Gaal Di Maria was the biggest victim of rotation as he played in a different position every other week. Additionally, his house being burgled reportedlyaffected his family which in turn clearly affected his form on the pitch.
Some slack should be afforded to the versatile midfielder as events conspired against him, but together with his struggle to acclimatise to Manchester and general issues with inconsistency, he was hardly around to help the club finish fourth last season. As they say: You never know what you are missing out on if you never had it.