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Manchester United were Di Maria’s plan B transfer choice?

dimaria.jpgThe Manchester United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern may be happy that Angel Di Maria is now playing for the Red Devils but according to the Daily Mail, the Argentine may not be as content as he might have been.

That is because Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi claims that Di Maria wanted to join the Ligue 1 club rather than Manchester United this summer.

Di Maria arrived at Old Trafford in a £59.7 million move from La Liga giants Real Madrid becoming Louis van Gaal’s biggest signing of the summer.

The transfer took the Red Devils’ spending to well over £150 million but the French club have revealed that he was itching to move to the Parc Des Princes.

However, the Parisian side also revealed that they were unwilling to pay the Argentine attacking midfielder’s transfer fee while also slamming Michel Platini in the process.

Al-Khelaifi said: “Di Maria wanted to come to Paris but even without FFP (Financial Fair Play), we wouldn’t have signed him.

“I do not know if Michel Platini wants to kill French football, but FFP is not fair. It is very difficult to understand.

“The big clubs stay big and small clubs remain small. We respect the rules but want to discuss it with Uefa in October to try to change the rules a little. Otherwise investors will not come in football – they will go to other sports such as Formula 1.”

Manchester United fans. Is this simply a case of a chance missed by PSG? Surely Di Maria has got his head down and is solely focused on the Red Devils cause now? Let us know your thoughts below.

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