Angel di Maria sends message to Man United fans after exit
Angel di Maria says "sorry" twice in an open letter to Manchester United's fans
Angel di Maria has penned an open letter to Manchester United fans after the winger completed his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain this week.
The Argentina international completed a move reported to be worth £44.1m on Thursday as he signed a four-year contract with the Ligue 1 side.
Di Maria joined United in a British record £59.7m deal from 10-time European champions Real Madrid last summer.
However, he failed to settle at Old Trafford and was unable to produce consistent performances for the Red Devils.
Now, the winger has moved to clarify his reasons behind opting to leave United in an open letter, which includes the word “sorry” twice.
The letter reads: “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.
“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.”
The 27-year-old scored just four goals in 32 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils during Louis van Gaal’s first season at the club.
Di Maria did, however, make 10 assists in 27 Premier League games.
United kick off their Premier League campaign against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.