This guy is incredible, ive used numerous right wingers for example robben, palacio, sanchez, navas etc and none of them except robben can even compare, i use him in 5-2-2-1 along side aguero and lavezzi with silva and toure to feed the balls through, on the counter he is perfect, sits just infront of the half way line ready to pick the ball up and run and either let of a rocket or feed the ball to my other forwards. I will give you a stat by stat review but before i must say i have played 100games and scored 78 goals with him so it will be a thorough review.
These are the stats i would put on his card judging from how he played:
Pace - 90 - feels just right, maybe might seem abit slower because of fantastic ball control but he can outpace many LB's such as Alba, marcelo, clichy, maybe sometimes gets caught out but most of the time he will leave them for dead, he is so quick accelerating and he never seems to slow down, also if you use the skilled dribbling with this guy he has a sudden burst which is unbelievably good, i wouldnt say he is as quick as lavezzi but he is not far off. i would say acceleration was around 92 and sprint speed around 92. he is extremely agile so i would give agility around 93 and balance i would say is his main let down, when running he tends to be off balance sometimes and if you take a shot while off balance with him it'll be quite awful.
Dribble - 89 - i think 89 would suit Di Maria as his dribbling is phenomenal, the ball sticks to his feet and he can weave in and out of players with ease, he is extremely light on his feet as he is in real life and can draw challenges from defenders such as thiago silva, kompany, chiellini and just sprint straight by them, combined with his pace his dribble is deadly and a key attribute for a winger, i would say his dribbling is not far off Robbens and seems to have a quite unique style of dribbling aswell. i would say ball control was around 93 and dribbling around 90 which is excellent.
Shot - 85 - this one really surprised me, i know your thinking i must be mad to give him a 85 shot rating but his shot was superb, cutting in from the right on to his left foot is perfect and he can let of an absolute bullet, ive scored so so many goals from outside the box which have flew straight into the top corner, when he decides to run in on goal and go near post he normally hits it with his left and his shot power feels around 93/94 it is that powerful. I would say his long shots were around 89, i have used players like Benat with unbelivable long shot stats and his are just as good honestly. Also smash shots arent his only strengths, on the odd occasion he can let of a beautiful finesse from the edge of the box and lets just say 1 on 1 he will score 9/10 times no doubt so dont be scared to finesse.
Pass - 82 - i would say this was about right, his short passing hardly ever fails me and his long pass is sometimes good sometimes bad, he can sometimes play some emmaculate balls through but his passing is nothing special as expected. i would say short pass was around 86 and long pass 75-79
Defence - 58 - seems about right and hardly drops back due to high attacking workrate, but when i did use him in 3-5-2 as RM he occasionaly put in a good challenge to start a counter but with a winger you cant expect much defensively as he is very offensive.
Heading - 73 - his heading really surprised me, if you played with robben on fifa 12 you would know about his hidden heading abilty and for me di maria tended to win alot of headers from either goal kicks, or at the backpost from a cross against wing backs and sometimes centre backs, he doesnt score alot of headers but he can flick the ball on and if he has a free header he will score 9 times out of 10. i would say heading accuracy was around 83 and jumping around 78.
Workrates - i have aguero and lavezzi with both low defensive workrates who tend to sit very high up the pitch, toure who is very defensive and silva who sit on the half way line, di maria tends to be just infront of silva waiting to get the ball from him and charge forward which works perfectly. his high/med workrate means he is not to deep or to defensive and is perfect to bring the ball up the pitch, i would say his workrates were more like a RM's as he is default RM but he works perfect as a RF aswell.
They are Di Marias key stats but now onto ones i thought were worth pointing out
64 strength, this might look really bad, he does sometimes get bullied off the ball, but because of his amazing agility it makes up for his weakness as he skips challenges and can maneuver past defenders and leave them for dead.
81 positioning, seems more like 86 to me as he is most of the time in the perfect position attacking wise hence why he has most of his goals.
74 finishing - seems more like 83-84 to me, finesse shots are almost guranteed to go in inside the box and most of the time outside the box and his smash shots are almost flawless
His only let down as you can all guess is the weak foot but he is still excellent, also the avoids weak foot trait helps alot as when on his right he tends to use the outside of his left boot!
Overall i would say Di Maria is joint best RF with the likes of Robben but price wise he is THE BEST right sided player i have ever used, hes got the lot and for under 30k i dont see why i dont come up against him every game!
This review has been long but thank you for reading and i hope i influenced you to buy this BEAST because you will not regret it!!