Angel Di Maria criticises Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal
Last Updated: 01/09/15 12:09pm
Angel Di Maria has admitted that he clashed with manager Louis van Gaal during his time at Manchester United and the Dutchman's way of working made him want to leave.
Di Maria joined Paris Saint-Germain in a £44.3m deal this summer – just a year after signing from Real Madrid for £59.7m in 2014.
Di Maria started 20 times in the Premier League but only once in the final 10 games of last season, scoring just four goals, and he admitted he found it difficult to adapt to Van Gaal's style.
He told ESPN Radio in Argentina: "At Manchester United I played very well but then got injured. Things did not work out and I also changed my position.
"The coach [Van Gaal] was the one who decided that and I ended up being more on the bench than in the team.
"It is difficult to adapt to Van Gaal because he points to his philosophy. Everyone takes what he wants and does.
There came a time when I did not have a good relationship with Van Gaal and that influences much in a player's mind.
Angel Di Maria
"I started very well with him and then had a couple of clashes. There came a time when I did not have a good relationship with Van Gaal and that influences much in a player's mind.
"The positive thing is that I made many friends, which is the best thing in football. Things with them were very good."
Di Maria is currently on international duty with Argentina, who face Bolivia on September 5.