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Ángel Di María’s wife admits she hated living in Manchester

The Argentinian only spent one year at Manchester United before leaving to PSG

By Harry Smith

The Argentinian only spent one year at Manchester United before leaving to PSG
The Argentinian only spent one year at Manchester United before leaving to PSG
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Manchester United sign Ángel Di María from Real Madrid back in 2014 for €75 million after he had his best season ever in the Spanish capital where he won the UEFA Champions League and Copa del Rey. Unfortunately, he didn’t perform as a Red Devil and left one year later. His wife, Jorgelina Cardoso, talked to the Argentinian TV show LAM, where she remembered their time at Old Trafford.

She admitted that she didn’t want to go in the first place, but the amount of money offered convinced both of them: “Ángel came to me one day and said, ‘Look at this offer from Manchester United’. I didn’t want to go, I told him to go alone. ‘Let’s go both of us’, he replied. It was a lot of money, more than the Spaniards had offered, so we went”.

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Even though they tried to make it work, they were desperate to leave: “If you work in a company and someone offers you double the salary, you go running. We were friends with Gianinna Maradona, Sergio Agüero’s wife, and we traveled to Manchester on vacation for a year. It was horrible! We came home and I said ‘If you’re ever transferred, make sure it’s anywhere in the world but England”.

She said that they didn’t feel safe and regretted their decision instantly: “I didn’t like it at all, I can tell you. People are all weird. You walk around and you don’t know if they’re going to kill you, the food is disgusting, the women look like porcelain. Ángel and I were in Madrid, with the best team in the world, perfect food, perfect weather, everything was perfect. And then came United’s bid”.

Ángel Di María’s time at Old Trafford

During his one-year spell at Manchester United, the Argentinian forward scored 4 goals and made 12 assists. He then left for Paris Saint-Germain for €64 million, where he scored 93 goals and gave out 119 assists, which made him the top assister in the club’s history. After seven years at Paris, he moved to Juventus this summer as a free agent.

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