Angel Di Maria says he 'has a smile on his face every day' now he has left Manchester United

Di Maria left for £44m this summer

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Angel Di Maria has again reiterated how happy he is since leaving Manchester United to join Paris-Saint Germain.

Despite an impressive start at United last season, the Argentina winger faltered during his campaign at United, failing to justify his British-record £59.7m transfer fee. He moved to PSG for £44m this summer, and says he and his family were never happy in Manchester.

He has spoken to UEFA.com about how not playing in the Champions League last season affected him. He won the competition with Real Madrid before signing for United.

Asked about his absence from last season’s competition, Di Maria said: "Yes, I missed it a lot, actually.

"Last year was pretty difficult for me – I couldn't play and my injury was really complicated. Not being able to compete in the Champions League after having won it made it a pretty tough time for me.

 

Di Maria has impressed so far at PSG, and says that he and his family are settling in well in France and he believes that the French champions can win Europe's elite competition this season.

"It's really nice here. I train every day with a smile on my face – I'm happy to be here, and I have been settling in well with my team-mates.

“Paris is a really nice city. My family has felt very good here from the first day they arrived. That makes it a lot easier for me to focus on football.

“From the day I arrived here, I could see the quality of the players here and the ambition they have to win [the Champions League] – the desire they show in every training session and in every match.

“We all have the same ambition and desire to fight for it. And I think that with the players here we can achieve it.”

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