Di Maria makes abusive gestures to United fans after PSG opener

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Manchester United fans responded by pelting Di Maria with water bottle while taking a corner-kick.

Asked about the reception he received at the Theatre of Dreams, Di Maria told Cadena Cope: 'It was hard from the opening minute but I knew this was going to happen. "But I've said it in the past and I reiterate it, I never spoke badly of the people here and of this club". There were problems with the coach at the time.

To rub salt into the United wounds, Di Maria was then on hand to provide the assist for the second goal of the game, firing the ball into the path of wonder kid Kylian Mbappe to slot home on the hour mark and put the game beyond reach for United.

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. The Argentine was sold to PSG the following summer for €63m (£44m).

"Referee Daniele Orsato got it right - Young's challenge on Di Maria did not warrant a second yellow card", Clattenburg wrote in the Daily Mail.

Di Maria's manager, Thomas Tuchel, said after the game that the jeers from the home crowd simply made the player stronger. "Angel Di Maria is very competitive".

Some argued that Pogba deserved a straight red for the tackle, while others suggested that Ashley Young was lucky to stay on the pitch after colliding with Angel di Maria in the first half.

He said: "It was hard from the opening minute but I knew this was going to happen". If you tease him it doesn't make him weaker, of course'. "In the end he did well". -2207520000.1550041737./2258787101027704/?type=3&theater" target="_blank">Di Maria posted a photograph on Facebook celebrating one of the goals with his teammates and wrote: "Happy for a handsome victory. 90 more minutes are missing To continue working for what is coming.

Information from Manchester United correspondent Rob Dawson was used in this report.