Under fire Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has hit back to recent criticism from Paris Saint-German winger Angel Di Maria over comments concerning his time at the Red Devils under LVG.
The Argentinean international midfielder arrived at Old Trafford as part of a British transfer record fee of £59.7 million from Spanish giants Real Madrid, in what was meant to be a show of things to come by the 64-year-old Dutchman.
In the end rather than entertain the crowd while taking United to the top of the Premier League the 28-year-old never settled in England, failing to show the form he had in La Liga which led to his massive price tag.
When asked by the BBC via Metro, Di Maria had a pop at LVG complaining that the former Netherlands national team manage constantly played him out of position.
‘I started a game in a position, and then the next one I would be in another,’ Di Maria told BBC Sport’s Football Focus.
‘I scored goals playing in one position, and then suddenly the next game I was picked to play in a different position.’
When speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League match with Everton, the Dutchman dismissed everything Di Maria had to say.
‘I have never seen (many) players who looks at himself, who looks to the way they have performed here and that is always the fault of the manager,’ Van Gaal said.
‘So he is one of the players who are in the row of players who have no self-criticism and, unfortunately, it is also my life as a manager. It is always like that.’
Meanwhile United will be hoping to build on their 0-1 win over Manchester City when they take on Roberto Martinez’s side at Old Trafford in the hope that they can still have a chance to secure a top-four finish and Champions League football next season.