I claimed PSG because United wanted to sell me -Di Maria


The Argentina international midfielder has
completed his move to the French champions
just a year after becoming the most expensive
ever signing by a British club
Angel Di Maria is determined to leave
Manchester United behind, claiming that the
Premier League club were happy to sell him to
Paris Saint-Germain after just one season in
The Argentina international became the Premier
League’s most expensive import in history
when signed for nearly £60 million from Real
Madrid last year, although he was a costly flop.
Despite starting well, with three goals and six
assists from his first 10 games as a United
player, a nagging hamstring injury and
subsequent drastic loss of form saw him fall out
of favour under Louis van Gaal and the club
opted to cut their losses on the midfielder, who
has moved to Paris for €63m (£44.3m).
“First, you must know that Manchester United
wanted to sell me,” the former Real Madrid man
told the press.
“It is a shared decision between the three
parties. They wanted to sell me. I also wanted
to leave and PSG wanted me.
“But I am very happy be here. Manchester is
the past.”
PSG dominated in France last season, winning
Ligue 1, the Coupe de France and Coupe de la
An assault on the Champions League is next on
the menu for the capital club and Di Maria
hopes that he can assist the likes of Zlatan
Ibrahimovic in making them a continental force.
“The club have been trying to recruit me for
several years,” he explained. “It is a great
source of pride to come here and play with such
important players like Ibra, [Javier] Pastore,
[Marco] Verratti, David Luiz.
“All have the objective of winning the
Champions League; it is also mine.”

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