Manchester United’s record signing Angel Di Maria has revealed what he does when Champions League and Europa League matches are taking place.
The Argentina international has not been able to take part in said competitions this year, just a few short months after playing a vital role in Real Madrid’s 10th European Cup triumph. But it does not appear to be bothering the wide-man too much.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, United’s £59.7million man said, “I don’t watch the (European) matches. I play with my daughter instead. It’s more important.
“I knew when I came to Manchester that I wouldn’t be playing in the Champions League but what I was thinking – what I think now – was that I would do my bit to help my teammates qualify for the Champions League so that next year we would be back playing important games.”
Di Maria believes that will happen, and while it has been a hit-and-miss start for United under Louis van Gaal there is plenty to be positive about, not least the youngsters coming through at Old Trafford and the club’s recent victory away to Arsenal.
United now have the chance to go on a much needed run of victories and if they do they will be heading into the festive period in fine spirits.
If that form continues, Di Maria will be playing in the games he currently has no issue missing in favour of enjoying the company of his family.