Former Manchester United and Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria has revealed the reason for leaving the Red Devils in the summer transfer window and had accused their manager Louis Van Gaal for that.
The Argentine was signed by Manchester United in the last transfer window for a club record €75 million following the historic Champions League-winning season with Real Madrid, which ended their 12 year wait of winning La Decima.
Di Maria said that he started well and got injured mid-way through the season. By the time he returned, Van Gaal changed his position which was the reason for his exit. He also admitted that it was difficult to adopt to Van Gaal’s philosophy.
“Van Gaal has his philosophy and one of the reasons I wanted to go to Manchester United is because of that factor. However, it was difficult to adapt to Van Gaal’s workings. I had a couple of run-ins with him. It started well for me but then I got injured. When I came back, Van Gaal changed my position. When I spoke to PSG coach Laurent Blanc he said he’d play me in the position I had for Real Madrid,” he told ESPN Radio.