Angel Di Maria has written an open letter to Manchester United after having completed his big money move to Paris Saint-Germain, ostensibly in order to smooth things over with a fan base that holds him in just slightly higher regard than Radamel Falcao, which is to say it doesn’t like him.
The letter is professional, and makes it clear that he is really sorry for failing to live up to expectations.
To Manchester United:
I write this note to thank all the Manchester United family for the great support received during the year I've been part of this club.”
When Manchester United chose me as part of their team I felt extremely honoured because I knew what this club means and how it trusted me.
Nevertheless, I'm aware things didn't work as we all expected and believe me, I feel really sorry about it. However in the career of a football player sometimes the unexpected and unwanted may happen.
I can guarantee you it was not for trying. I did my best but football is not like maths: often a lot of things out of our control affect the way we feel and the way things turn out. I am sorry it did not work out as I would have wished in this amazing huge club.
I want to give special thanks to all the directors and management of Manchester United as well as to every member of the staff and colleagues as they gave me all their support. Also a special mention to all the fans who always trusted me and showed me their respect and love.
Now is time to move to PSG but the glorious Manchester United club will be forever in my memory!
Wish you all the best in the world.
With best regards,
Angel Di Maria.
Reading it, it is hard not to think of another famous apology:
You might think that flopping at one of the biggest clubs in the world is hardly comparable to being responsible for the largest oil spill in planet Earth’s history, and I would think you are right; millions of United fans, however, would think you are wrong.
Stay classy, Di Maria.
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