Having completed his extrication to PSG yesterday, Angel Di Maria made sure to leave Manchester United fans with an open letter to be going on with.
Having managed just one disappointing year at Old Trafford, the Argentinian offered forth a few platitudes to ease the pain – thanking the United family for their support, assuring them they’d always be in his heart and so on and so forth.
Di Maria’s farewell note, as transcribed by Guillem Balague, reads thus:
To Manchester United:
I write this note to thank all the Manchester United family for the great support received during the year I’ve been part of this Club.
When Manchester United chose me as part of their team I felt extremely honoured because I knew what this Club means and how it trusted me.
Nevertheless, I’m aware things didn’t work as we all expected and believe me, I feel really sorry about it. However in the career of a football player sometimes the unexpected and unwanted may happen.
I can guarantee you it was not for trying. I did my best but football is not like maths: often a lot of things out of our control affect the way we feel and the way things turn out. I am sorry it did not work out as I would have wished in this amazing huge club.
I want to give special thanks to all the Directors and Management of Manchester United as well as to every member of the staff and colleagues as they gave me all their support. Also a special mention to all the fans who always trusted me and showed me their respect and love.
Now is time to move to PSG but the Glorious Manchester United Club will be forever in my memory !
Wish you all the best in the world.
With best regards,
Angel Di Maria
Terribly moving stuff.