Angel Di Maria had the last laugh on his return to Old Trafford as he inspired Paris Saint-Germain to a 2-0 win over Manchester United while being the subject of abuse and anger from the home supporters.
Presnel Kimpembe - who was lucky to still be on the pitch after a string of fouls - scored the opening goal of the game from a corner, which was poorly defended by United. But he appeared to swear in English during the goal celebrations in a video captured by BT Sport.
"It was hard from the opening minute but I knew this was going to happen". "But I've said it in the past and I reiterate it, I never spoke badly of the people here and of this club".
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Di Maria was the architect for PSG's victory, which will only further rile those who remember his failed United stint well. The Argentine was sold to PSG the following summer for €63m (£44m). Soon after, Di Maria coming storming down that left wing and Young chose to shoulder barge the winger who cannoned down the iconic Old Trafford pitch slopes and into the railings.
"There was no need to push him [Di Maria] into the fence", Tuchel told reporters. I am happy there was no injury.
In addition, Man United captain on the night Ashley Young also "pushed" Di Maria into the hoardings in the first stanza, with fans enjoying every bit of the action. Di Maria and van Gaal were reportedly very different characters, with the Argentine poorly suited to the Dutchman's style. If you tease him it doesn't make him weaker, of course'.