When Angel Di Maria signed for Manchester United it was meant to be the dawn of a new era, for the first time since the departure of Ronaldo, United possessed a player who brought the fans to the edge of their seats, he was unpredictable and exciting. This was backed up with his early season form. In his first five games for United, Di maria managed 3 goals 3 assists and created almost 16 chances.
However after the blistering start came the big crash, some blame it on Van Gaal’s tactics not being compatible with Di Maria, and constantly changing his position in the team, others point to the break-in that he suffered, whilst having dinner with his family as being the key incident that rocked his personal confidence. Di Maria himself blamed rows with Van Gaal as being the reason why he had to leave Old Trafford, after only one season at the iconic club.
Having made the move to Parc de Princes, he felt he would be playing in his favoured position, however, a recent article in L’equipe is questioning how compatible Di Maria is at PSG. This after a familiar blistering start at PSG, where Di Maria scored 3 goals and managed 3 assists in his first 6 games, he has failed to make an impact in the 4 games since.
People are now questioning if he is the same player that was signed from Real Madrid. Ancelotti described him when he signed for United by saying, “Di Maria could take matches by storm with his energy, but he also used to lose control sometimes, misplacing important passes,”
His time at United and the subsequent form he is now showing at PSG could well back up those sentiments, and Van Gaal could be more than vilified for allowing United’s record signing to leave the club this summer.