Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Di Maria makes abusive gestures to United fans after PSG opener

Di Maria makes abusive gestures to United fans after PSG opener

Di Maria even had a bottle thrown at him when he went over to take a set-piece in front of the fans during the second-half.

Di Maria, who used to play for the Red Devils, received some mild jeering from his former fans on the night and made a decision to respond after Presnel Kimpembe opened the scoring.

After the break, his deep corner to the far post should have been dealt with better by Nemanja Matic, allowing Presnel Kimpembe to convert, but the assist for PSG's second was superb.

With PSG superstar Neymar and main striker Edinson Cavani both ruled of the trip to Old Trafford, Di Maria will have an important role to play on Tuesday night. While he did showcase glimpses of his huge quality, Di Maria wasn't able to do it on a consistent basis. "Puta!" to the United faithful, captured clearly by TV cameras.

United must be wary that their former flop doesn't come back to haunt them on a night that means so much to the club - because di Maria will be ready to bite the hand that used to feed him. One user commented that the player had "turned Old Trafford into a pub".

In truth, Young was perhaps fortunate to not receive a second yellow for the shove, however he survived and has since been applauded for his efforts by Man Utd fans.

Emotions were running high at Old Trafford, as Di Maria appeared to yell "f*** off" at the United fans as he celebrated PSG's goal. Di Maria was handed the famed No. 7 jersey at the club, but the pacey wide man never really managed to live up to the lofty expectations that were placed on him upon his arrival. He was a bit nervous and needed to be calmer in the first-half. "If you tease him, it does not make him weaker", he said, Sky Sports reported. But just as Van Gaal's new team fell apart in the against the Foxes, so too did Di Maria's United career. 90 more minutes are missing To continue working for what is coming.

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