Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria has revealed that Louis van Gaal made him leave Manchester United in 2015.
The Argentina international moved to Old Trafford in the summer of 2014 signing five-year contract from Real Madrid.
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However, the winger has spent just one season at the North West side as he moved to PSG in the following summer despite having cost the Red Devils £59.7m.
Meanwhile, speaking ahead of his side’s Champions League clash against United, Di Maria explained that there were complications with manager Van Gaal.
“We still have matches before facing Manchester,” he said.
“Manchester changed with this new coach, they lost no match.”
“But we must think of ourselves and nothing but ourselves! If we do things well, everything will be fine.”
“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 (Van Gaal) of the time.”
“But thank God, I was able to come to PSG and demonstrate again who I was.”
Di Maria has also insisted that Paris Saint-Germain are able to compete with the best teams in Europe like Man United as they did it against Liverpool in the group stage.
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“I think we started the year very well, not so well started in the Champions League but we put the situation right and we finished first of the group,” he added.
“But it’s complicated since the draw it was said that it would be difficult to reach the round of 16, we were almost eliminated.”
“But we made a big home game against Liverpool and also against the Red Star of Belgrade, two big decisive matches to qualify.”
The former Real Madrid ace scored only four goals in 32 appearances in all competitions for the Premier League giants.
The 30-year-old has managed to score 57 times and notched a whopping 60 assists for the Parisians in three and a half seasons.