Louis van Gaal says Angel Di Maria is “one of the few players with this opinion”
Di Maria played under Van Gaal during his disappointing spell at Manchester United, and last year, the Argentine blamed his lack of success at the club on the Dutchman.
“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.”
Over a year later, Van Gaal has responded to those claims.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of his side’s World Cup quarter-final clash with Argentina, the Dutchman replied: “He’s one of the few players with this opinion,’ van Gaal said of di Maria. ‘I’m really sorry about this and I find it sad he said this.
“Memphis had to deal with it too at Manchester, and now we kiss each other on the mouth.”
The feud between the pair adds yet another layer of intensity to an already tantalising affair with both nations aiming for World Cup success.