Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria has suggested that it was his relationship with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal that was the reason for his struggles at Old Trafford, according to The Sun.
The Argentina international moved to the Premier League for a British record fee of £59.7m (via The Sun), but left for Ligue 1 one year later after a very difficult season that only reaped three goals in the top flight.
And Di Maria suggested that the Dutchman was the one who made things tough for him to succeed (via The Sun).
“Van Gaal has his philosophy and this was one of the reasons that made me want to leave United,” he said.
“It’s difficult to adapt to van Gaal. I had a couple of rifts with him,” he said.
By the time he completed his move to Laurent Blanc’s side, it was accepted that the 27-year-old’s time at the Red Devils was unlikely to improve and thus, a move away was the best solution for everyone. In his final appearances for the club, he looked a shell of the player that had shone at the previous year’s World Cup.
And he has already provided an indication of the player that United were hoping that they were signing during his PSG debut, as he came off the bench to bag an assist in a 3-0 win over Monaco.