Angel di Maria insists it was hard watching the Champions League at Manchester United

by Sam Koster

Angel Di Maria has seemingly attempted to use Manchester United not being in the Champions League as an excuse for his poor mental approach.

The Argentine international was signed from Real Madrid for 57.9 million last summer but endured a difficult campaign overall with both on and off pitch problems unsettling the 27-year-old.

Di Maria has since completed a move to Paris Saint-Germain and made his debut for the French outfit against Monaco in a 3-0 win.

Di Maria has been discussing what he he found his time at Man United difficult and admitted the clubs absence from the Champions League was hard to take.

“Last season was difficult for me,” Di Maria told French newspaper Le Parisien .

“I didn’t play much and it was tough to watch the Champions League on television after winning it with Real Madrid.”

When Di Maria signed for United, it was made plainly obvious to him that he was going to be a key player in the club’s reinstatement to the Champions League, so to complain about it surely shows fans that the club were right to let the player leave.

Despite some fans being disappointed with the players departure, Louis van Gaal‘s decision to drop Di Maria for the in-form Ashley Young spoke volumes about how highly-rated the player was during his time at United.

Regardless of stature no player is bigger than the club, and it was the right decision to let him go, especially after some very underwhelming performances.

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