Angel Di Maria has decided to open up on his time at Old Trafford ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s last-16 Champions League clash against Manchester United.
The Argentine had the ability to be a hit at United but it never quite worked out for it, and to be honest there were whispers at the time he wasn’t totally convinced by the move and wanted to join another club
Whether that was true at the time or not, we cannot verify, but Di Maria’s body language during his time at the club would suggest there’s some truth in that.
PSG and United are scheduled to meet in the first-leg on February 12.
Di Maria is a key player for the Ligue 1 side but before that came a bleak period for the Argentina international. He left Real Madrid for United in a £59.7 million deal circa 2014, as per BBC Sport.
The Champions League-winner only spent one season at Old Trafford before moving to PSG. Di Maria struggled to adjust to English football and found himself in and out of Louis van Gaal’s teams.
In an interview with France Bleu, Di Maria was asked to reflect on his season in the Premier League: “I only stayed one year, it was not the best time of my career, or rather I was not allowed to spend my best time.
“There were complications with the coach of the time. But thank God, I was able to come to PSG and demonstrate again who I was.”
Di Maria scored four goals in 32 games across all competitions for the Reds during his only season at the club.
Thankfully for Di Maria rather than United, he was able to reignite his career in Paris.
Let’s hope a rejuvenated United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be ready to topple this PSG side. Prior to the game, Di Maria added: “Manchester changed with a new coach, they lost no match. But we must think of ourselves and nothing but ourselves! If we do this well, everything will be fine.”