Angel Di Maria was evidently unhappy with his venture at Old Trafford, and left the club within a year after not enjoying the campaign as he may have wished.
Recently, a former translator of the club, Débora Gomes, has come out to state two reasons which ultimately led to Di Maria’s anticlimactic departure from Manchester United.
The 29-year-old never really settled at United, scoring just 4 goals in 32 appearances after arriving for a then British record £59.7 million. French giants Paris Saint-German eventually got hold of the ex-Real Madrid star for £44 million.
In an exclusive interview with Esporte Interativo, Gomes revealed: “I noticed a lot. So much so that I had the opportunity to talk to him. And he was unhappy at the club.
“Firstly, he couldn’t communicate with anyone. And second because he realised the club bought him not because the club thought he will bring titles because he is a good player. This I heard inside the club, the people talking. ‘Di Maria sells T-shirts, so let’s buy him’. So he was not happy.
“Then I realised, after Sir Alex Ferguson left the club, the club lost interest in football. It’s money, money, money. It’s making money and that’s it.
“So the players, when they try and decide who to buy, they will meticulously say: ‘what will bring more money?’ They are not thinking of bringing joy to the fans. They are thinking of selling.”
Eventually, at the end of the season, Di Maria was declared as the worst signing of that campaign by many pundits.
Written by Himangshu Das
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