Di Maria discusses failed Man Utd spell ahead of Old Trafford return

Date published: Monday 11th February 2019 2:46

BELGRADE, SERBIA - DECEMBER 11: Neymar (L) of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates after scoring a goal with Angel Di Maria (C) and Kylian Mbappe (R) during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Red Star Belgrade and Paris Saint-Germain at Rajko Mitic Stadium on December 11, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Angel Di Maria has spoken out on the problems he faced at Manchester United ahead of PSG’s Champions League clash with the Red Devils on Tuesday night.

The Argentine playmaker moved to Old Trafford during Louis van Gaal’s reign, with the Dutchman labeling United’s record signing at the time as “world class”.

However, Di Maria struggling during his time in Manchester and left for Paris in a £44million deal in 2015.

PSG will be reliant on Di Maria on Tuesday night, given that Neymar is sidelined and Edinson Cavani is also set to miss out with a hip injury.

And speaking about his time in England ahead of the game, the 30-year-old told radio station France Bleu: “I only stayed one year. It wasn’t the best period of my career, or they didn’t let me have my best time there.

“There were problems with the coach at the time. But thanks to God, I was able to come to PSG and be myself again.”

 

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