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Saturday 3 December 2016

Angel di Maria apologises to Manchester United fans in open letter

Published 07/08/2015 | 08:50

Paris Saint-Germain's (PSG) new Argentinian midfielder Angel Di Maria poses with his PSG jersey
Paris Saint-Germain's (PSG) new Argentinian midfielder Angel Di Maria poses with his PSG jersey

Angel Di Maria has penned an open letter to Manchester United fans apologising for his poor stint at the club.

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The Argentine completed his drawn-out £44m transfer to PSG yesterday with United fans taking to Twitter to vent their anger about how he went about the move.

Di Maria thanked the fans for all the support he did receive during his time at Old Trafford and insisted that he tried his best every time he played under Louis van Gaal.

"I write this note to thank all the Manchester United family for the great support received during the year I've been part of this Club," said di Maria.

"When Manchester United chose me as part of their team I felt extremely honoured because I knew what this Club means and how it trusted me.

"Nevertheless, I'm aware things didn't work as we all expected and believe me, I feel really sorry about it. However in the career of a football player sometimes the unexpected and unwanted may happen.

"I can guarantee you it was not for trying. I did my best but football is not like maths: often a lot of things out of our control affect the way we feel and the way things turn out. I am sorry it did not work out as I would have wished in this amazing huge club.

"I want to give special thanks to all the Directors and Management of Manchester United as well as to every member of the staff and colleagues as they gave me all their support. Also a special mention to all the fans who always trusted me and showed me their respect and love.

"Now is time to move to PSG but the Glorious Manchester United Club will be forever in my memory!  Wish you all the best in the world.

"With best regards, Angel Di Maria."

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