Carlo Ancelotti was put under heavy criticism and pressure as well as put to blame for Angel Di Maria’s transfer from Real Madrid to Manchester United.
The Premier League club had to offload £59.7 million in order to sign the Argentinean midfielder but even though Real Madrid received such a high fee for Di Maria, the transfer was not supported by the fans of the Spanish club as they insisted in saying that the player was invaluable after becoming the top assist maker in the Spanish League in the previous season.
In the last season of the Spanish League, Angel Di Maria created 17 goal-scoring opportunities for Real Madrid and this is the highest amount out of the entire league. There is no doubt whatsoever that Angel Di Maria was going through a superb form and this attracted the interest of Manchester United as they were willing to pay £59.7 million to sign him to Old Trafford.
After having sold a player that was such an important figure for Real Madrid, it came as a surprise to many fans of the club to see that he was transferred to Manchester United.
Carlo Ancelotti has now revealed that there were a number of reasons on why he gave the green light in relation to Angel Di Maria’s move to Manchester United and Ancelotti claimed that the Argentinean midfielder had problems not only inside but also outside of the pitch as he used to lose his control on certain occasions.
“Di Maria could take matches by storm with his energy, but he also used to lose control sometimes, misplacing important passes,” Carlo Ancelotti told the media as he responded to questions as to why Angel Di Maria was sold.
The arrival of the Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos forced some other players in the squad of Carlo Ancelotti on them having to be released and one of those players was Angel Di Maria.