Nothing special about No.7 shirt Di Maria tells Man U
Ex-Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has tongue lashed former club Man United and coach Van Gal over larger than life attitude given to jersey number 7.
The Argentina international signed for Man Utd from Real Madrid in the summer of 2014 for a fee in the region of £60million.
He joined with high expectations having put in a man of the match performance in the 2014 Champions League final for Real.
Di Maria had an excellent spell in Madrid, making 190 appearances in all competitions, scoring 36 goals and providing 85 assists.
However, he struggled in the Premier League and was often criticised by the media and fans.
He did contribute towards 14 goals in 27 league appearances for the Red Devils, but ultimately left for Paris Saint-Germain after one season.
Upon his arrival in Manchester, fans were hoping the Argentinian would replicate the likes of David Beckham, George Best, Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo as he took on the famous No.7 shirt at Old Trafford.
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The former Benfica man did not quite see eye to eye with the fans, however, telling TyC Sports: “I didn’t give a f**k about the Manchester United No.7. “At first they talked to me a lot about it, it was just a shirt.
“My problem at Manchester was the coach. Van Gaal was the worst of my career. I would score, assist, and the next day he would show me my misplaced passes. He displaced me from one day to the other, he didn’t like players being more than him.”
Source: Football News – Sporting Life
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