Angel Di Maria has admitted that he wasn’t planning on moving to Manchester United last summer and that he was forced to leave Madrid.
Di Maria, 27, spent last season at Manchester United after joining the club from Real Madrid for a record-setting £59.7 million transfer fee.
“My intention was always to stay [at Madrid], Di Maria told Marca. “I don’t really know what happened on the inside [of the deal] these are things that representatives deal with. It happens in football.”
Di Maria started off his United adventure on a good foot, playing very well for the Red Devils, but after his home got burglarized, Di Maria wanted out of Manchester and leave the club.
“I started very well but then I had problems with people at the club, I started being left on the bench, then my home was robbed. It all just made me want to get out of there as quickly as possible.”
He ended up leaving United after just one season and joined French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. Di Maria has scored three goals in 10 games so far for his new club. Di Maria also admitted that if it wasn’t for the Financial Fair Play troubles that PSG went through last summer, he could have ended up at Parc de Princes a year earlier.
“My move to PSG could have happened before this summer but it didn’t for financial reasons and I ended up going to United. In the summer I had the chance to go there again and I could not say no.”