​Angel Di Maria has blamed former supervisor Louis van Gaal for his disappointing kind throughout his time with Manchester United.

After making a £60m transfer to Previous Trafford from Actual Madrid in 2014, many hoped that Di Maria would be capable of restore the Purple Devils to their former glory. Nevertheless, that’s definitely not how his solitary season within the Premier League panned out, because the Argentine netted simply 4 targets in 32 appearances earlier than being offered by Van Gaal to Paris Saint-German in 2015.

Angel Di Maria

Talking to ​France Bleu in anticipation of the Champions League assembly between ​United and PSG in February, Di Maria mirrored on his time in Manchester.

He stated: “I solely stayed for one 12 months. It was not the very best time of my profession, or relatively I used to be not allowed to spend my greatest time there. There have been problems with the coach on the time. However thank God, I used to be capable of come to PSG and show once more who I used to be.”

With an enormous 13-point lead on the prime of the Ligue 1 desk, PSG will flip their consideration to the Champions League once they journey to Previous Trafford in early February. After rising from a troublesome group which featured the likes of ​Liverpool and ​Napoli, followers are hoping that ​Neymar and ​Kylian Mbappe will be capable of information them to that elusive Champions League glory.


They may face a United aspect who’re but to style defeat since hiring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their interim supervisor, and Di Maria recognised that they can’t afford to underestimate the Purple Devils.

He added: “We nonetheless have matches earlier than dealing with Manchester. They’ve modified with their new coach they usually haven’t misplaced a match. However we should consider ourselves and nothing however ourselves! If we do issues nicely, every little thing can be effective.

“I feel we began the 12 months not so nicely within the Champions League, however we put the state of affairs proper and we completed prime of the group.

Angel Di Maria

“It was difficult. Ever for the reason that draw it was stated that it might be troublesome to succeed in the spherical of 16 and we have been virtually eradicated, however we performed an enormous residence sport towards Liverpool and in addition towards Purple Star Belgrade – two massive, decisive matches to qualify.

“Now, we should consider ourselves and nothing however ourselves. If we do issues nicely, every little thing can be effective.”


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