Just one year on from signing a record-breaking deal at Manchester United, Angel Di Maria has departed one of the giants of English football for pastures new at PSG.
His immediate impact will be fondly remembered, however his time at United will certainly be soured by the second half of his season in the north-west, in which he largely under performed.
An attempted burglary on his home at the beginning of 2015 didn’t help matters on a personal level either, in what must go down as a season to forget for the now PSG player.
Di Maria has apologised for the way things turned out but remains grateful to the club and to the fans for their support throughout his time in Manchester.
Read the Argentinian international’s letter below, posted by the Manchester Evening News.
To Manchester United:
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
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena