Angel Di Maria: Man Utd spell 'did not go well' as PSG deal confirmed

Angel Di Maria
Paris St-Germain were beaten by Barcelona in the quarter-finals of last season's Champions League

Angel Di Maria admitted "things did not go well at Manchester United" following a £44.3m move to Paris St-Germain, one season into a five-year deal.

The Argentina winger, 27, suggested that his family were unhappy in the north-west following an attempted break-in at their Cheshire home.

"I'm happy because I know my wife and child will be happy in Paris," he said.

"It wasn't just my decision to leave. If I left it was also because they decided to sell me."

He added: "The three parties agreed. Me, Manchester United and PSG agreed the deal."

Di Maria moved to Old Trafford from Real Madrid in August 2014 for a British record £59.7m.

His relationship with manager Louis van Gaal reportedly became strained in the second half of the season as pelvic and hamstring injuries limited his involvement.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: "I'd like to thank him for choosing PSG.

"I know a lot of big clubs were interested because he is a great player.

"He's already won the Champions League with Real; I hope he can do it with us."

Di Maria was man of the match when Real beat city rivals Atletico to lift their 10th European Cup in 2014.

Angel di Maria and Louis van Gaal
Di Maria (left) scored four goals in 33 appearances for Manchester United

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