Angel Di Maria admitted that things didn’t go well during his stint at Manchester United, which triggered his move to Paris after one year.
The Argentine international signed for French giants Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday. The four-year contract is worth €63 million (£44m).
The 27-year-old winger also suggested that his family was not well at Old Trafford, a fact that hampered his form while featuring for the Premiership giants.
Di Maria Says
The decision to move to Paris was a collective one, revealed Angel Di Maria.
“I’m happy because I know my wife and child will be happy in Paris,” Di Maria said.
“It wasn’t just my decision to leave. If I left it was also because they decided to sell me.”
He also added, “The three parties agreed. Me, Manchester United and PSG agreed the deal.”
His relationship with United boss Louis Van Gaal reportedly became strained in the later months of his stint as the winger was plagued by pelvic and hamstring injuries.
Di Maria was a British record signing of the Red Devils in 2014 from Spanish giants Real Madrid £59.7 million.
PSG President’s Reaction
“I’d like to thank him for choosing PSG.
“I know a lot of big clubs were interested because he is a great player,” said PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
“He’s already won the Champions League with Real; I hope he can do it with us.”
Di Maria was crowned the man of the match for guiding Real to win their 10th European Cup title by beating Atletico Madrid.