It’s safe to say that there is no love lost between Angel Di Maria and Manchester United following his ill-fated spell in the Premier League.
The Argentina winger joined Louis van Gaal’s side from Real Madrid for a fee of £59.7m in 2014 but made only 32 appearances for the club before leaving for PSG for a loss of over £15m.
Although the 32-year-old has now enjoyed five successful seasons with The Parisians, it’s seems as if his dislike for the Red Devils still runs deep.
Di Maria’s team-mate and Poland youth international Marcin Bulka has recently mentioned something his colleague does when he sees his former club on television, which will anger his former supporters.
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“Di Maria hates Manchester United," Bulka told Foot Truck according to Manchester Evening News .
"He has no good memory of the time he spent there. In fact, when something related to Manchester United appears on television, it changes soon."
The former Benfica winger was recently asked about his time at Old Trafford, and revealed that he never wanted to take on their iconic number seven shirt.
I don’t really know. When I arrived, I saw that the number 11 was available," Di Maria told Ligue 1 earlier this month.
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“It’s a shirt number I wore a lot when I was younger, and I was keen to get once again.
“At Real Madrid, number 11 was already taken, so I took 22. At Manchester United they gave me number 7, I didn’t get a choice.
“I would have liked 11 but there we are. Here, I had a choice, so I chose 11!”
He then added: "PSG is very important to me. They welcomed me with open arms in a period when I was finding it difficult in Manchester."
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His former manager Van Gaal has his own theory as to why the player failed to impress, telling the Guardian that he wasn’t comfortable in England.
He said: “Di Maria had a problem with the English football culture and the climate. You cannot buy players and know, for sure, that they can deliver. You cannot know because football is a team sport.
“I always ask a player where he wants to play. For him it was wing, wide and mostly left. In the Argentina team he plays on the left.
“I started with him there. He was not performing that well, to a level you could expect from an £80m player.”
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