Angel Di Maria’s teammate at Paris Saint-Germain Marcin Bulka has revealed that the Argentinian hated Manchester United so much he turns over the channel when they appear on TV.
Bulka, in a chat with Polish YouTube channel Foot Truck, revealed the extent of Di Maria’s frustration towards his ill-fated spell at Old Trafford, where he is considered one of the club’s worst ever signings.
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Di Maria lasted just one season after a £59.7million move from Real Madrid, before departing for PSG in 2015, where he has impressed with 81 goals in 215 games.
But according to the young Polish goalkeeper, Di Maria still holds bad memories from his time in Manchester.
“Di Maria hates Manchester United,” Bulka explained.
“He has no good memory of the time he spent there.
“In fact, when something related to Manchester United appears on television, the channel quickly changes.”
Di Maria was greeted with boos when he returned to Old Trafford for the first time in the Champions League last year.
He last year blamed Louis van Gaal for his failings, criticising “complications” with the former manager.
But Van Gaal hit back, claiming Di Maria was not ready for the demands of the Premier League.
“Di Maria says it was my problem. I played him in every attacking position. You can check that,” Van Gaal told BBC Sport.
“He never convinced me in any of those positions. He could not deal with the continuous pressure on the ball in the Premier League. That was his problem.
“I brought [Bastian] Schweinsteiger in because we needed a captain on the pitch. He didn’t do it. He was injured. He had an excuse. ‘I wanted a first-class striker.
“I don’t want to go through all the names but when you can’t have the first or second choice, you have to be happy with the fourth or fifth, so [Radamel] Falcao came into the picture but we knew in advance he was injured.
“That is why I said we should take him on loan.”
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