Ángel Di María spent one forgettable season at Manchester United, where he made 32 appearances, scoring four goals and registering 12 assists. The Argentine wore the No. 7 kit that Cristiano Ronaldo has worn, David Beckham, Eric Cantona, and other players.
Nonetheless, it’s a special number for the club, but it was only a number for Di María when he wore it during the 2014-15 season. In an interview with TyC Sports, the 34-year-old said that it didn’t weigh on him to wear that No. 7.
“I didn’t give a f**k about the Manchester United No. 7. At first, they talked to me a lot about it; it was just a shirt,” Di María said.
Di María then further detailed the issues during his time with Manchester United, which had to do with Louis van Gaal and his family being unhappy living in England.
“My problem at Manchester was the coach. Van Gaal was the worst of my career. I would score, assist, and the next day he would show me my misplaced passes. He displaced me from one day to the other; he didn’t like players being more than him,” Di María said.