Di Maria Blast Man United For Making Him Wear No.7 Shirt

Angel Di Maria has hit out at Manchester United, for forcing him to wear their iconic no. 7 shirt during his spell at Old Trafford.

The Argentina forward joined United from Real Madrid, in a then club-record £59.7million transfer in August 2014.

  • After his arrival, Di Maria asked for the no.11 shirt, which Adnan Januzaj was wearing at the time.
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Instead, he was pressured to taking the no.7 shirt.

Di Maria spent only a season with United, before joining PSG in a £44.3m deal in August 2015.

When asked by Ligue 1 why he took the no.11 shirt with the Ligue 1 champions, he replied:

“I don’t really know. When I arrived, I saw that the No 11 was available.”

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“It’s a shirt No I wore a lot when I was younger and I was keen to get once again.

“At Real Madrid, No 11 was already taken, so I took 22. At Manchester United they gave me No 7, I didn’t get a choice. I would have liked 11 but there we are. Here, I had a choice, so I chose 11!”

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