Di Maria Reveals United Turmoil

Di Maria Reveals United Turmoil

Angel Di Maria has revealed how a row with Louis van Gaal was the reason why his time at Manchester United turned sour. The Paris Saint-Germain winger spent just a year at the North West club after signing for £57m from Real Madrid in 2014, albeit impressing early on. 

However, the Argentina international struggled to find his true form and plenty of United supporters were left scratching their heads as to why. 

Di Maria gratefully accepted a move to PSG in the summer of 2015 and earlier this month reminded fans at the Theatre of Dreams of his undoubted ability, setting up both goals in the Parisians’ 2-0 Champions League last-16, first-leg victory over the Red Devils. 

The 31-year-old, who is already looking forward to the return leg at the Parc De Princes on March 6, said : “I was at Manchester and everything was fine with Van Gaal during the first two months – after one fight, things weren’t the same.” 

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Di Maria told Argentine TV programme ESPN Redes: “This fight with Van Gaal occurred because he was always showing me bad and negative things and all that held me back. “One day I fought with him. I told him I didn’t want to see those things any more, that I was doing things well and asked why he wasn’t showing me good things. “He did not like how I spoke to him and from there the whole problem started.” 

United were eventually forced to sell the South American at a £13m loss, with his confidence further shaken after an attempted break-in at his home in Manchester when his family were present.

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