Strict Van Gaal might be too much for Di Maria

Ever since Angel Di Maria joined Manchester United, he has been able to show little of what he is known for. His off-beat form has been making rounds in the football world as he scored merely 4 goals in the last season. And now news reports have hinted that he might be quitting the club.

Di Maria – the man of the match in last year’s champion’s league final was a pick target for Paris Saint German. However, owing to the German club getting tangled in FFP (Financial Fair Play) rules, Old Trafford grabbed the ‘opportunity,’ and bought him for an UK record of 59.7 million Euros.

But the Argentine seems to be not very happy. According to Bein news, the 27-year-old former Real Madrid star has shown interest to leave the EPL (English Premier League) club altogether.

While this comes as a surprise after Di Maria’s much anticipated transfer from La Liga, the fact that he was struggling with form and injuries cannot be swiped away.

Owing to the Argentine’s lack of knowledge with the EPL style of football, it is the manager’s responsibility to bring out the best performance from a player, much like Arsene Wenger’s strategy that has made Alexis Sanchez the star player of this season.

According to a report by Mail Online, the United’s manager wants Di Maria to play on their own whims. “He has to perform in a way that we want. Not in the way I want, but in the way we want as a club,” said Van Gaal.

Juan Mata, yet another big transfer of the English club from Chelsea last season, has spoken about Van Gaal’s “strict nature.” According to Manchester Evening News, Van Gaal initiated a few new rules in the team like eating together, and imposing fines on players who turn up late.

And it can rightly be guessed that Di Maria might have failed to put up with such regimental sports life.

In the midst of these, Maroune Fellani has taken to twitter to ‘explain’ after a French TV station allegedly misquoted him saying Di Maria would be a good transfer for PSG.

He wrote in twitter on Sunday, “Seems I have been misquoted from @telefoot_TF1 interview!!!!”

He added: “I said that Di Maria would be a good signing for any club as he is a great player. I also said if I were him I would STAY at @ManUtd.”

With the absence of any official statement from the club about either the manager or the player, it seems the Argentine might well stay in the club.

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