Angel Di Maria’s wife admits the midfielder only joined Manchester United for the money and describes living in the city as ‘horrible’.
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United signed Di Maria from for a then British record transfer fee of £59.7 million in 2014.
The 34-year-old, who now plays for , lasted just a year at United before he was sold at a significant loss to Paris Saint-Germain.
And his wife has now opened up on their miserable time in Manchester, claiming that ‘the food is disgusting’ and ‘the women look like porcelain’.
In an interview with Argentine TV channel LAM, Di Maria’s wife Jorgelina Cardoso said: ‘Angel came to me one day and said, ‘look at this proposal from ’. I didn’t want to go, I told him to go alone. He replied: ‘let’s go both of us’.
‘It was a lot of money, more than the Spaniards had offered. So, we went. If you work in a company and someone offers you double the salary, you go running.
‘We were friends with Gianinna Maradona, [ex-Manchester City striker] Sergio Aguero’s wife, and we travelled to Manchester on vacation for a year. It was always horrible! We came home and I said, ‘If you’re ever transferred, make sure it’s anywhere in the world but England’.
‘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. Angel and I were in Madrid, at the best team in the world, perfect food, perfect weather, everything was perfect. And then came United’s proposal.
‘I told him, ‘no way, no way’, but he kept saying we will be a little more financially secure and we have to go. We fought about it. We try to be closer when things go wrong.
‘I don’t blame him for going there. It was horrible, so horrible. I just told him, ‘darling, I want to kill myself, it’s night time at two o’clock’.’
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