PSG winger Angel di Maria has said he never wanted to leave Real Madrid.
The Argentine midfielder left the Santiago Bernabeu in summer last year to sign for Manchester United in a 75 million euro deal. But the move didn’t work out for him and he signed for PSG this summer.
The 27-year-old told an interview with Marca that he had on and off field problems in Manchester. Mid way through the season he was dropped to the bench while a house robbery at his home in the north of England left him and his family frightened and eager to leave.
The winger admitted he had never wanted to leave Real in the first place but much of the transfer was down to the work of football agents.
“My intention was always to stay. I never wanted to leave. I don’t know what happened inside the club, but that was more to do with agents. These are things that happen in football. I left as I left, but I take with me the nicest part, which was the final ovation of the Bernabeu,” he said.
Speaking about his brief spell in England, he added: “I started very well, but then I had problems with people at the club. I started to be put on the bench. Then my house was robbed, all of it made me want to leave there quickly.”