Angel Di Maria has not been himself in his first season at Old Trafford and the Argentine acknowledged this fact when he was heard giving a frank assessment of his first season at the club in a recent interview.
Di Maria frankly admitted that he could have done so much better for his new club but intends to be a long-term player and build his name among the club greats.
Di Maria said: “I’m not happy with my first year in England, I moved here from Real to win titles and this season has been very bad for me.
“I’m frustrated because I want to do better.
“The fans in England have not seen the real Di Maria. I know I can offer a better level. This year was not good enough.”
Continuing his honest assessment Di Maria agreed to the fact that settling in Premier League for a foreigner is never easy and he is keen to become a long-term success at Manchester United.
Di Maria said: “Adapting to English football is not easy, People told me the first year for a foreigner here is hard. And that’s true.
“My challenge is not for one year, but to become part of the history of Manchester United.
Di Maria spoke about the whole atmosphere, he has experienced so far at the club. The Argentine winger said: “The stadium is unique, the fans sensational – it is a fantastic club.
“My only frustration is that we haven’t offered the fans our best face every week. My dream at United is still to win the Premier League and Champions League.”
Angel Di Maria thanked Wayne Rooney for helping him settle at the new club. Di Maria thanked Rooney for being very supportive by regularly talking with him.
Di Maria said: “Rooney is a leader and has spoken many times with me this season.
“He has helped me so much to learn about the club. Man United is always required to fight for the Premier League – just like it is for Real Madrid or Barcelona in Spain.”
After his honest assessement of himself, Di Maria has vowed to come back stronger next season and he promised the fans that, “Next year we want to do more. I think you’ll see that we’ll be there.”
Quotes Credits: Mirror