Man Utd hit with UEFA charge for Di Maria bottle incident

Man Utd hit with UEFA charge for Di Maria bottle incident

Manchester United and Paris St-Germain have been charged by Uefa following their Champions League last-16 tie at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Di Maria and van Gaal were reportedly very different characters, with the Argentine poorly suited to the Dutchman's style.

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel praised Di Maria for brushing off the jeers of the home fans, and claimed that Ashley Young should have received a second booking for shoving his old teammate into the perimeter wall in the second half.

The Argentine also got into an earlier collision with Ashley Young that saw him tumble into the advertising boards on the side of the pitch.

'I'm very happy. It's always risky with him, with corners, and of course a superb assist for the second goal in the open position and with a ideal pass for Kylian. Soon after, Di Maria coming storming down that left wing and Young made a decision to shoulder barge the winger who cannoned down the iconic Old Trafford pitch slopes and into the railings. A particular moment in the right corner of the pitch with Mbappe, with whom he teamed up to twist and turn the United defence inside-out, was met by huge cheers from the travelling support, and more anger from the home crowd.

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The manager said: 'I thought he had a good relationship with the fans. 'He (Young) plays many, many times here, and he knows there is a hill, so there was no need to push Di Maria into the fans.

However, Di Maria appears to have escaped disciplinary action for allegedly shouting expletives at United fans during PSG's celebrations for their first goal.

Di Maria was more reserved after the game, posting to Instagram: "Happy for a handsome victory". If you tease him, it does not make him weaker. This was the Di Maria £60m was supposed to buy.

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