Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria, who joined Manchester United for a then British record fee in 2014, has revealed the role that former coach Louis Van Gaal played in his exit from the Premier League giants.
Following a trophy-laden four year stint with Real Madrid, Di Maria made the move to England's top flight, signing a five-year deal with the Red Devils in August 2014.
Things, however, didn't go according to plan for the Argentine superstar, who ended up leaving the club with underwhelming figures of four goals and 12 assists in 32 games in all competitions, following a quarrel with former FC Barcelona and Netherlands mentor.
"I was at Manchester and everything was fine with Van Gaal during the first two months," Di Maria was quoted as saying on Daily Mail.
"After one fight, things weren't the same. The relationship wasn't the same. The fight with Van Gaal occurred because he was always showing me bad and negative things and all that held me back.
"One day I fought with him. I told him I didn't want to see those things anymore, that I was doing things well and asked him why he wasn't showing me good things.
"He did not like how I spoke to him and from there the whole problem started."
Di Maria was subsequently sold to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain almost exactly a year after being signed by United, where he has found a new lease of life, finding the back of the net on 60 occasions, while managing to assist a further 62 goals in 168 appearances in all competitions.
The 31-year-old winger recently came back to haunt his former team United in the Champions League, as he assisted both goals to give PSG a commanding 2-0 lead heading into the second-leg of their last-16 encounter.
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