Paris Saint Germain new boy Angel Di Maria has written an open letter to Manchester United fans in which he apologises for his time at the club not working out, the Metro reports.
The Argentine international finally sealed his £44.1m move to the French capital on Thursday afternoon (via BBC) signing a four-year contract.
The 27-year-old broke the British transfer record when he linked up with United last summer in a £59.7m deal from Real Madrid (via BBC) but failed to show his best form at Old Trafford as well as failing to settle away from the pitch.
Di Maria left United having scored just four goals in a total of 32 appearances across all competitions.
And in an open letter to the Red Devils faithful, he apologised twice for the his spell at the club not working out, though he insisted that it wasn’t for the want of trying.
See the full open letter below…
“I write this note to thank all the Manchester United family for the great support received during the year I’ve been part of this club.
When Manchester United chose me as part of their team I felt extremely honoured because I knew what this Club means and how it trusted me.
Nevertheless, I’m aware things didn’t work as we all expected and believe me, I feel really sorry about it. However in the career of a football player sometimes the unexpected and unwanted may happen.
I can guarantee you it was not for trying. I did my best but football is not like maths: often a lot of things out of our control affect the way we feel and the way things turn out. I am sorry it did not work out as I would have wished in this amazing huge club.
I want to give special thanks to all the directors and management of Manchester United as well as to every member of the staff and colleagues as they gave me all their support. Also a special mention to all the fans who always trusted me and showed me their respect and love.
Now is time to move to PSG but the Glorious Manchester United club will be forever in my memory!
Wish you all the best in the world.
With best regards, Angel Di Maria”
United now seem to have ramped up their interest in Barcelona winger Pedro as a replacement for Di Maria, with the Daily Express claiming that a deal could be done in the next few hours’.