Angel Di Maria has attacked Manchester United, accusing the club of being obsessed with the No.7 jersey.
The Argentine said he never cared about inheriting Manchester United’s iconic No.7 shirt when he joined the club.
The No.7 jersey has been synonymous with a series of great players which includes Eric Cantona, David Beckham and more recently Cristiano Ronaldo.
Di Maria, a former Man United star who also played alongside Ronaldo at Real Madrid, admits he failed to comprehend the significance of being handed the responsibility of taking the No.7 shirt himself.
I didn’t give a f*** about the Manchester United No.7,” Di Maria was quoted telling Libero on TyC Sports.
“At first they talked to me a lot about it… it was just a shirt.”
He added: “My problem at Manchester was the coach. Van Gaal was the worst of my career.
“I would score, assist, and the next day he would show me my misplaced passes.
“He displaced me from one day to the other, he didn’t like players being more than him.”
Di Maria, 33, would make just 32 appearances during his solitary season in England and failed to live up to the hype which saw him handed the iconic No.7 shirt following his arrival.