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Man United manager Louis van Gaal warns not to expect instant miracles from Angel Di Maria

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    Manchester United's new player Angel Di Maria poses for photographers holding his new shirt, at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Manchester United have signed winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of £59.7m. The Argentine winger had a medical in Manchester on Tuesday and has signed a five-year deal. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) (The Associated Press)

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    Manchester United's new player Angel Di Maria poses for photographers holding his new shirt, at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Manchester United have signed winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of £59.7m. The Argentine winger had a medical in Manchester on Tuesday and has signed a five-year deal. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) (The Associated Press)

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    Manchester United's new player Angel Di Maria left, and manager Louis van Gaal, pose for photographers holding his new shirt, at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Manchester United have signed winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of £59.7m. The Argentine winger had a medical in Manchester on Tuesday and has signed a five-year deal. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) (The Associated Press)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says instant miracles shouldn't be expected from Angel Di Maria.

After missing out on European football this season with a disappointing seventh-place finish in the Premier League in May, United slumped to a 4-0 loss to third-tier club MK Dons in the League Cup on Tuesday.

The 20-time English champions were still able to attract one of the world's top players in Di Maria, the Argentina midfielder who joined from Real Madrid for 75 million euros ($99 million).

Di Maria is being hailed as the cure to United's problems but at the player's official presentation Thursday, Van Gaal says "we cannot expect after two days training session that he is the miracle what I already read."