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Angel di Maria reveals what went wrong for him at Manchester United

Uday Jaria
ANALYST
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2.83K   //    11 Feb 2019, 23:42 IST

Angel di Maria struggled during his time at Old Trafford.
Angel di Maria struggled during his time at Old Trafford.

What's the news?

Paris St. Germain attacker Angel di Maria explains why he failed to make an impact during his time at Manchester United.

In case you didn't know...

Angel di Maria joined Manchester United from Real Madrid in 2014 for a then British record transfer fee of £59.7 million.

However, his move didn't go as planned and he stayed at the club for just one year. He played 27 league games during his solitary season at Old Trafford, scoring three goals.

The Argentine joined Paris St. Germain in 2015 and has since revived his career. He won two Ligue 1 titles with the Parisiens along with three Coupe de France and three Coupe de la Ligue trophies.

The heart of the matter

Speaking to French radio station France Bleu (via Manchester Evening News), Angel di Maria reveals why his move to the Red Devils didn't work out.

He said: "I only stayed [for] 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."

The Argentine also believes that PSG struggled during the group stages of the Champions League this season.

"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.

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"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."

What's next?

Angel Di Maria will face his former club, Manchester United for the first leg of the Champions League Round-of-16 match on February 13.

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