Paris Saint-Germain defender Luiz delighted with Di Maria reunion

Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz is delighted to have been reunited with Angel di Maria.

The Ligue 1 champions completed the signing of Di Maria from Manchester United on Thursday in a deal believed to be worth 63 million euros ($70 million).

He missed PSG's 1-0 win over Lille to start their league campaign Friday but could be fit for the Aug. 16 clash against Gazelec Ajaccio.

Luiz and Di Maria played together at Benfica, and the former is thrilled to be alongside the 27-year-old once more.

"He is a huge player, great player, great person," the Brazil international said. "I'm very happy to play with him again. I think he can bring many positive things for us."

PSG started its Ligue 1 season with a win thanks to a Lucas Moura goal, despite playing over an hour with 10 men after Adrien Rabiot saw red.

"Great match, great spirit. We played well. I think our plan for the second half was perfect," he said. "We closed the gaps, they didn't play in between the lines, and then play counterattack or possession with the ball with the quality of our players, so I'm happy."

Luiz added: "It's a win for the club, not just 10 guys. I think the support of the players from the bench, they help you. At halftime, everyone was believing that we could win. It's for the group, not just 10 guys."

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