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Name Angel Di Maria
Gender Male
Ethnic Argentinian
Job Argentinian Footballer
Desc A key player in the glorious Real Madrid side that won La Liga in 2011/12 and the Champions League two seasons later. Widely considered a flop when he left Manchester United after only one miserable season, but the Argentine completely reinvented himself at Paris Saint-Germain, the starring attraction in one of the most expensive squads ever assembled, containing the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani

Affiliation

Org Argentina National Team
Club as Player Paris Saint-Germain
  Manchester United
  Benfica

2016 06 11 Retrieve

[An understandably emotional Angel Di Maria dedicated the goal he scored for Argentina against Chile in the Copa America Centenario group stage to his late grandmother] It’s difficult to be away when something like this happens. My mom asked me to stay here with my team-mates and to win the game. I am so happy because I was able to score, it was for my grandmother and my family that are having a difficult time. I knew that I could score. In the morning when I knew what happened I knew that I would score today, and that happened and it was for her.

2019 09 21 Retrieve

[Missing Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria told how PSG were still able to score a convincing UEFA Champions League win over Real Madrid] I think we made them weak. Running so much, pressing so hard and doing our passing – we know they struggle a lot trying to recover the ball. I think that was the most important thing we did. We trained for these past two days and it came out perfectly. This is the most important thing and we are very happy about that

2019 12 20 Retrieve

[Quote on Zlatan] I have played with Leo [Lionel Messi], Cristiano [Ronaldo], [Wayne] Rooney, and now I have the chance to play with Ibra. I’d never realised how good he is, all the moves he has, despite him being so tall. I think he has a lot of quality

2020 03 30 Retrieve

[Real Madrid sent Angel di Maria letter telling him not to play the 2014 World Cup final] I received a blow during the game against Belgium. My foot was not right, but I wanted to play [in the final]. I didn’t care if I did not play football again. In fact, it was one of the things that they told me could happen, but for me, it was the final of the World Cup. It was my final

I already knew that they wanted to sell me because it had been said that James Rodriguez was heading to Madrid, and he was going to take my position

When I got the letter from Real Madrid I could envisage everything. Without opening it, I ripped it up. I didn’t want to read it, or even look at it. The person who had to make the decision whether or not to play was me

2020 04 20 Retrieve

[Angel Di Maria told his friends about how he despised playing for Man Utd] I didn’t have a great relationship with the coach, so I think the decision to join Paris was the best solution. Life in England was a bit difficult. It is not easy for a South American. Some people get on fine, and for others it is harder to adapt. My family wasn’t happy. My daughter was suffering. So it was important to leave