Di Maria was given a standing ovation by PSG’s fans against PSG

It was a fine return to Old Trafford for the Argentine, who rose above the boos to give the home crowd a taste of what they were missing

Di Maria answers the jeers

Di Maria’s frustrating spell at Manchester United after a then British record £59.7m move from Real Madrid was reflected in the barrage of jeers that accompanied him throughout this Champions League tie.

The Argentine, often poorly utilized by manager Louis van Gaal, lasted only a year before leaving United for Paris in a £44.3m deal having never produced his finest form.

Here, to their pain, Manchester United and their fans witnessed exactly what they could have had.

Di Maria shrugged off the abuse, and a needless barge from Ashley Young that sent him flying painfully downhill and into Old Trafford’s cinder track in the first half, to make contributions of real significance in PSG’s win.

And how he enjoyed it.

It was his corner that fell to Kimpembe for the opener and he showed what he was really all about when he outpaced United’s retreating defense and put the second on the plate for Mbappe as he arrived with perfect timing.

Di Maria was given a standing ovation by PSG’s fans when he was replaced late on after finally showing his real worth at “The Theatre Of Dreams.”

Man of the Match – Angel Di Maria (PSG)


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