Former Real Madrid player Angel Di Maria has commented upon his a uneasy situationa at Manchester United, claiming that he did not come to the club to sit on the bench as reports indicate Barcelonaa s interest in the Argentine international.
Having been announced as Manchester Uniteda s star signing last summer, Di Maria failed to take Old Trafford by a storm as Van Gaal preferred Ashley Young over the Argentine international towards the second half of the campaign. Speaking to an Argentine newspaper Ole, Angel Di Maria insisted that he wasna t contemplating a move away from Manchester United but also indicated that he did come to the club to sit on the bench.
a No, because Ia m not thinking like that [leaving Manchester United]. In Madrid there were times when I was whistled around the stadium but faced it and then it turned around. I like to deal with things.a
At the same time, Angel Di Maria made it clear that he wasna t happy with his position at Manchester United as he did not intend to stay on the bench at Old Trafford.
a Yes. For me, and my family. Because not everything goes as I want, because I dona t play. Because I came with an intention and end up on the bench.a
Speaking about his time at Manchester United, Di Maria mused that he wasna t sure about how he felt at his new club and remarked that it was hard to explain why he wasna t getting the opportunity to play for the club.
a Ita s hard to tell how I feel there. I started well, with goals and assists. I was having a good time, until I was out. Ita s a little hard to explain why I do not play.a
According to a report from Sport, Barcelona have expressed a preliminary interest in Angel Di Maria who seems to be a unsettleda at Manchester United. The Argentine winger has also been continuously linked with a move to PSG however with four years left on his contract, it will be surprising to see Di Maria head for the door at Manchester United after arriving for a record fee of A?59.7million.