In an Radio Interview, Argentine and Manchester United Winger confessed that he never wanted to leave the club and didn’t ask for the amount of money his former teammate at Real MAdrid Cristiano Ronaldo was making in reply fo the club President Florentino Perez’s remarks on his transfers. He also reveals that Real Madrid sent him a letter asking him mot to play in the World Cup Finals. Here is what he said in the interview:

“I saw what [Perez] said.  To earn what Cristiano does, I’d have to have won the Ballon d’Or.”

“During the World Cup, I was only thinking about the World Cup.  I don’t know where the Spanish journalists came up with all the things they said about me. Regardless, Real Madrid’s coffers will do very well with the €75 million they earned from my sale.  They recovered what they spent.”

“I never asked to leave Real Madrid.  I never wanted to. Nobody said anything to me or my representative about staying, which led us to believe that wanted to sell me.”

“I don’t have much of a relationship with Florentino.  When I signed and renewed my contract, he wasn’t even there. Casillas and Ramos told me that they’ve never heard an ovation as loud as they one I received against Atletico.  The fans were with me to the death. Sometimes you have to go to the other side.”

Ancelotti benched me when the whole world was killing me.  I appreciate that.  He put me in another position when they brought Bale in.  I don’t have anything against him, we have a good relationship.”

Di Maria then dropped a bombshell, stating that Real Madrid asked him not to play in the World Cup Final”

“What I love the most is playing with Argentina. I received a letter at 11 from Real Madrid, asking me not to play [in the World Cup final].  I was thinking about playing in the final, although I knew that if I did there was a 90% chance I’d reinjure myself.  When I read it, I ripped up the letter.  I suffered a lot that morning.  That was the worst thing to ever happen in m life. I didn’t speak to anyone at the club about this.  It doesn’t matter.  In the end, it was Sabella who made the decision and it was for the best.”

Di Maria then spoke about Cristiano Ronaldo, who was always by his side, before concluded by discussing his move to Manchester United.

“Cristiano was always by my side, I’m not sure how much longer he can put with it at Real Madrid.”

“Manchester United? When one doesn’t want you, you need to find someone who does. I’m happy, but I still need to adapt.  I don’t speak English yet, but I’m working with a teach.  I call on Mata to help me.”

“I hope we can put Manchester United back where they belong.  I’m still used to the La Liga style of play and I need to adapt as soon as possible.”

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