Angel Di Maria: Manchester United says a 'money problem' stopped him joining PSG over the summer before £59.7m United move

'I know I'm still young, perhaps I'll go to PSG one day,' he said

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Angel Di Maria has claimed that a "money problem" stopped him joining Paris Saint-Germain over the summer, and he said that he could still join the Ligue 1 side in the future.

The Argentinian eventually joined Manchester United for a club-record £59.7m from Real Madrid in August, and has excelled in his Old Trafford career so far.

After his transfer to United, PSG chief-executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi said that he had wanted to move to Paris but the price was "too expensive". And the Qatari denied the deal fell through because of Financial Fair Play.

"PSG, I think they had a money problem and they couldn't buy players," the Argentine said in an interview with Telefoot. "This is the main reason I didn't go there. Playing in the French league would please a lot of players.

"Now I'm in the English league. But you never know, there is a lot of movement in football. You can never predict where you're going to play.

"There were a lot of clubs interested in me. A lot, really. But Manchester United appeared and didn't go away. They absolutely wanted me and it happened.

"It could have been a good experience for me to go to Paris," he added. "I know I'm still young, perhaps I'll go to PSG one day. I don't know how it will all end."

The 26-year-old Di AMria, however, did add that he is "very happy" at United and does not regret leaving Real.

"It's a different style of football here at Manchester United," he said. "I'm very happy. I don't have regrets about leaving Real Madrid. I think I won everything I wanted with Real: La Liga, the Champions League and the Copa Del Rey."

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