United midfielder Di Maria faces spell on sidelines

The 26-year-old Argentine hobbled off in the 14th minute with a suspected hamstring injury.

Argentina attacker Angel di Maria. Picture: Facebook.com

LONDON - Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria is set for a spell on the sidelines after limping out of Saturday's 3-0 win over Hull City.

The 26-year-old Argentine hobbled off in the 14th minute with a suspected hamstring injury and was replaced by Spaniard Ander Herrera.

Di Maria, who signed from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds ($98.79 million) in August, was troubled by repetitive hamstring issues during his time in Spain.

Goals from Chris Smalling, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie carried fourth-placed United to a third.