Angel Di Maria Reveals The Real Reason Behind His Manchester United Exit

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Angel Di Maria’s recent return to Manchester United for the Champions League round of 16 clash was undoubtedly an eventful one.

From receiving a horrible reception from the home crowd at Old Trafford, to bagging two assists to give PSG an impressive 2-0 lead, the Argentine certainly experienced mixed emotions during the midweek encounter.

Di Maria was also involved in a passionate celebration following the opening goal, wherein he was seen spouting abuses towards the home supporters in the stands.

After the game, however, the 31-year-old made it clear that he had no ill feelings towards the Manchester United fanbase, and that his sole problem during his stint in England was with the then manager, Louis van Gaal.


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During a recent Argentine TV programme ESPN Redes, Di Maria shed further light on his issues with the Dutch tactician, revealing the exact moment when his relationship with the manager broke down.

The former Real Madrid star stated (via Mirror): “I was at Manchester and everything was fine with Van Gaal during the first two months.

“After one fight, things weren’t the same. The relationship wasn’t the same. The 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 anymore, that I was doing things well and asked him why he wasn’t showing me good things. He did not like how I spoke to him and from there the whole problem started.”