Louis Van Gaal has given his verdict behind Angel Di Maria’s failure at Manchester United after being blamed by the latter.
The Red Devils signed Di Maria from Real Madrid in 2014 for £59.7m to make him one of the most expensive transfers of all time.
The Argentine winger was even handed the iconic no.7 jersey, that had previously been worn by club legends Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, Di Maria failed to live up to the expectations from the Old Trafford faithful and struggled to perform consistently at United before being sold on to Paris Saint-Germain a year later.
But the former Real Madrid star has never hidden the fact he blames Van Gaal for the way things turned out for him at United and stated that all it took was “one fight” to finish off his Premier League career.
However, Van Gaal dismissed Di Maria’s accusations towards him and stated that his failure to adapt to English football was the real cause behind his failed spell.
“Di Maria says it was my problem,” Van Gaal told BBC.
“I played him in every attacking position. You can check that. He never convinced me in any of those positions.
“He could not deal with the continuous pressure on the ball in the Premier League. That was his problem.”
Di Maria returned to Old Trafford in a Champions League last-16 clash earlier this year, where he was constantly booed. But he had the last laugh by assisting Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe’s goals to seal PSG a 2-0 first-leg win.
Although the Red Devils did get their own back by winning the return leg 3-1 at the Parc Des Princes. Therefore, United knocked Di Maria and PSG out of the competition on away goals.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side will be back in action this Saturday at home to Watford in a Premier League match.