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Di Maria: ‘Life in England Was Difficult’

Angel Di Maria has cleared up some of the questions raised after he left Manchester United after just one season with The Red Devils.

Di Maria, 27, was brought in for a record breaking fee of £59.7 million last summer when he joined the team from Real Madrid. He got off to a good start with his new team, but after a break-in at his house, the players performances started to drop and he ultimately was benched in favor of Ashley Young.

He then ended up leaving Manchester in late July for French League champions Paris Saint-Germain.

“Honestly, we were not happy. At the beginning, we were a little happy but then things got complicated,” Di Maria told The Daily Mail. “Life in England was difficult and it isn’t easy for a South American. Some people adapt, but for others it is harder.”

Di Maria also admitted that he and manager Louis van Gaal didn’t get along.

“I didn’t get on very well with the coach,” Di Maria said. “So I believe the decision to join Paris was the best solution.

“After the break-in it wasn’t reasonable to stay. My family wasn’t happy, my daughter was suffering, so it was important to leave.

“At the end of the season when I left to play in the Copa America I made the decision [to leave], and I saw there was the possibility to join PSG.

“I could have joined them a year earlier before I moved to Manchester but it didn’t happen. But I think my destiny was to go to Paris.

“From what I’ve seen so far, our life here in France is more like the life we led in Spain or Portugal. And at the moment, we are 100 percent satisfied.”

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