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Angel Di Maria Absolves Himself Of Any Blame For Failed Spell At Manchester United

The Argentine winger won’t endear himself to ex club Manchester United judging by these latest comments in an interview with BBC Sport for Football Focus.

Speaking out on a disastrous move which saw Manchester United pay a British record fee of £59.7 million for a year of his services, Angel Di Maria claims that, rather than not settling into life at Old Trafford of his own accord, he was curtailed by the club’s methods.

“It’s more that they didn’t let me settle properly than ‘I couldn’t settle'”, said Di Maria.

While raising some valid criticisms about Manchester United’s style of play and positioning of some players under the stewardship of Louis van Gaal, Di Maria took no responsibility for his poor spell in England, asserting that it wasn’t his fault.

“I left, and that team are still playing the same way. I left a team that was out of the European competition and far away from being champions of the Premier League. I don’t think it was my fault or the fault of my team mates. I decided to leave, not only to be happy, but to win things.”

Angel Di Maria scored just 4 goals in 32 appearances for the Red Devils.
Angel Di Maria scored just 4 goals in 32 appearances for the Red Devils.

“I started a game in a position, and then the next one I would be in another. I scored goals playing in one position, and then suddenly the next game I was picked to play in a different position.”

Now flourishing at Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain, Di Maria already has a French league title under his belt, and can look forward to an upcoming Champions League quarter final against Man City. While the 28-year-old will secretly regret his contribution at the Theatre of Dreams, he’s certainly making up for lost time in Paris.

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Author: Chris Kelleher

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