Wayne Rooney has blamed an tried housebreaking at Angel Di Maria’s dwelling for the playmaker’s poor type throughout his temporary spell with Manchester United.
The Argentina worldwide lasted only one season in Manchester after becoming a member of for a then British report switch charge of £59.7million from Actual Madrid in 2014.
In February 2015, offenders tried to interrupt into his Cheshire dwelling, one thing United legend Rooney says ‘shook’ Di Maria and his household.
The Derby captain wrote in The Sunday Occasions: “He’s an exquisite participant.
“When he got here to United I bear in mind Louis van Gaal saying to the crew, ’He’s the one one who’s allowed to dribble with the ball’.
“Angel works tirelessly on the pitch and his supply, imaginative and prescient and consciousness is good.
“He may have been a serious star at United, however on the time we have been going via a little bit of a transition and it was robust for him to settle.
“He had younger youngsters and lived a few homes down from me and somebody tried to burgle him. I keep in mind that actually shook him and his household.
“From then on, actually, you knew it was going to be robust for him and it was most likely higher for him to depart.”
After failing to persuade then United boss Louis van Gaal, Di Maria was offered to Paris Saint-Germain for £44m in the summertime of 2015.
In the meantime, Rooney has urged Thiago Alcantara to snub a summer season switch to Liverpool.
The midfielder is ready to depart Bayern Munich after taking part in a starring position of their 1-Zero Champions League remaining win over Di Maria’s PSG on Sunday.
With only one yr left on his present deal, it’s understood that Liverpool may land Thiago for a charge of round £27million.
Rooney added: “He virtually got here to United in 2013 and now Liverpool are linked with him. He’s the most effective midfielders round – I simply hope he doesn’t go there.
“He can take the ball, be composed on it, preserve issues ticking over – and he’ll put his foot in.
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“He’s an all-round midfielder, actually, with a little bit of every little thing.
“He backs up that Bayern press and he drops in between the centre-halves to take the ball, but may also take part after they’re taking part in across the different field too.
“He’s an important participant. It might be nice to see him within the Premier League, really.”