Manchester United attacking midfielder Angel di Maria has revealed that Real Madrid star Crisitano Ronalo was the reason behind his move to Manchester United.
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The Argentinean attacker told that Ronaldo helped him and told that Manchester United is a massive club and it would be great to see Di Maria playing for United.
Ronaldo who himself is considered as legend for the Red Devils played six season at Old Trafford before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009. The 29-year-old scored 118 goals in 292 appearances for the Red Devils during his stay.
Currently, Di Maria is wearing the number seven jersey which is fond of great names including his former team mate Ronaldo.
Di Maria told: “Before we knew I was coming to Manchester, Ronaldo told me it’s a massive club, I would be very happy here and it would be good for me.”
He further added: “At that time we didn’t know for sure that I was coming or not, so we didn’t go into great detail, but what he did say helped me greatly to make my decision.”
Di Maria made 191 appearances in four seasons of stay at Santiago Bernabeu. The 26-year-old was also the key player for Madrid last season in the Champions League victory. He won the man of the match award for the final match performance.
Di Maria also won a La Liga, Super Cup and Copa del Rey twice along with a UCL trophy at Madrid.