Local football’s transfer window closed at midnight last night, but with the Red Stripe Premier League set to begin in little over a week, many of the anticipated big moves did not happen.There were unconfirmed reports that Rivoli United’s Corey Burke and Kemar Beckford would be joining their former coach, Calvert Fitzgerald, at Waterhouse. Montego Bay United were said to be very keen to acquire the services of last season’s topscorer, Craig Foster of Reno, and there was even talk of Tivoli star man, Keammar Daley, training with Harbour View but despite all the rumours, none of those big moves materialised.Cavalier were the busiest in the window with six acquisitions. The Rudolph Speid-coached team finished ninth with the second-best defensive record last season, and they have added more steel to their back line after contracting experienced goaltender Carlloyd Walters from Boys’ Town and imposing defender Shawn Lawes from Barbican.The club has also drafted in former Tivoli and Boys’ Town striker Owen Powell to bolster their attack. They have also signed Kaheem Parris from Time and Patience, Romario Sterling from Dela Vega City, and Brown’s Town’s Akeem Christie.Boys’ Town were the biggest losers in the window, with four seasoned campaigners leaving the club. Apart from selling Walters and Powell to Cavalier, they traded promising defender Hugh Evans and midfielder Jason Jackson to Harbour View.New playersPortmore United, who are making a return to the top flight after one season, only added two players to their roster. They are midfield general Andrew Christie, who returns to the club after spending last season at Barbican, and Paul Shaven Sean, who also joined from Barbican.UWI made one of the biggest deals when they signed Rivoli striker Jason Greenland. The striker has shown a lot of promise over the past few seasons and will be a good asset to his new club. The other signee is Stephen Lowe from Cedar Grove.Waterhouse’s only acquisition in the window was Jermaine Henry of Rivoli United, while Boys’ Town only signed a Super League player, Mikhail Robinson, from Santos.There were no new signings by Arnett Gardens, Tivoli Gardens, Montego Bay United, Humble Lion, Rivoli United, and Reno.
I never criticised Angel Di Maria at #mufc. I thought you should know. 💣 #fideo— Long.Live.Kungu (@ItsKunguMaina) June 30, 2018 However, Angel di Maria produced a sublime moment to get Argentina on level terms with an incredible goal from distance.Di Maria, who plays for PSG, had a brief spell with Manchester United where he largely failed to live up to his huge reputation.And after the goal, many United fans across Twitter were quick to speculate why this quality wasn’t there at Old Trafford.Below you can see some of the best Di Maria tweets. Di Maria produced a piece of magic against Les Bleus What a game it’s been in Kazan as France and Argentina play a classic encounter for a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.There have been some ridiculous moments, including Marcos Rojo’s cynical challenge on Kylian Mbappe which gave France a penalty early in the game. talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Di Maria was a failure at MUFC. Never rate him since— ⚽️O Nacional 🌍♻️🖤 (@ibravanibby) June 30, 2018 Januzaj scoring a cracker on Thursday, Di Maria scoring one today, where was this at @ManUtd lads? #WorldCup #FRAARG #MUFC— Michael J. Adams (@mrMJadams) June 30, 2018 Di Maria still a RED!! #MUFC #FRAARG— Crowded Mind Lonely World (@Skal_G) June 30, 2018 Former United man Di Maria with a peach, great finish. Mata taught him that #mufc— fez (@fezyzz) June 30, 2018 Wow That Goal By Angel Di Maria for Argentina was an absolute stunner— Craig Simmo⚽🔴⚪⚫🤙 (@CraigMUFCSimmo) June 30, 2018 1 It’s a shame Di Maria never did anything half as good as that for United. What a hit son! #mufc— Chucky (@Shaun_Chucky) June 30, 2018