Di Maria failing to meet expectations

(AP Photo/Jon Super)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Juan Mata and Angel Di Maria are the two most expensive players in Manchester United's history, costing a combined 97 million pounds ($150 million) last year as the club looked to regain its status as England's top team.

So far, they aren't living up to their price tags - and there's a chance neither will be in United's lineup when the team visits Newcastle in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Mata, bought for 37.1 million pounds ($57 million) by David Moyes, has mainly been used as a substitute by new manager Louis van Gaal this season despite a decent scoring record when he has started for United. A World Cup and European Championship winner with Spain and twice Chelsea's player of the year, the playmaker is a forgotten man at Old Trafford these days.

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