R.A. (the4thjuliek) wrote in ontd_football,

Footie News Roundup.

Ángel di María admits: It was never my desire to leave Real Madrid

Ángel di María has admitted he never wanted to leave Real Madrid for Manchester United following his £59.7m British record transfer that was completed on Tuesday.

In an open letter to Real fans Di María wrote: “My cycle at Real Madrid has come to an end. It’s impossible to capture everything I’ve experienced here in a few lines but I hope this letter communicates what I feel at the moment. I had the honour to wear this shirt for four years and I feel nothing but pride for what I went through and achieved with my team-mates.

“Unfortunately, I have to go but I want to make clear that this was never my desire. Like anyone who works, I’ve always wanted to progress. After winning La Décima [Real’s 10th Champions League title] I went to the World Cup with the hope of receiving a gesture from the board, which never arrived. Many things and many lies were told. Someone may not like me. The only thing I asked for was something fair. There are many things that I value and many of them have nothing to do with my salary. I hope to find them at Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world. I’ve been lucky to play in a team with fantastic players, who have been even better friends. I think that was the key to La Décima.

“I want to apologise for my mistakes, on and off the pitch. It was never my intention to hurt anyone. I sweated in every game I played in the [Madrid] shirt as if it were the last.”

As Di María was settling into his first hours as a United player Louis van Gaal’s side were suffering a humiliating 4-0 defeat from Milton Keynes as they were dumped out of the Capital One Cup.


If you want to read the full letter, hala_madrid has it: HERE

Legia Warsaw mock Celtic on Twitter after their Champions League defeat to Maribor.

Celtic’s failure to take a second chance at Champions League group stage qualification earned a satisfied response from Legia Warsaw, who tweeted to celebrate Maribor’s 1-0 win at Celtic Park.

Celtic lost to Legia 6-1 on aggregate in the third qualifier, but were controversially reinstated after the Polish club were effectively thrown out by Uefa for fielding a player who should have been suspended.

Read the rest: HERE

Thumbsy is 'not shocked' by Manchester United’s defeat to MK Dons.

Louis van Gaal admitted he was not shocked after overseeing one of the most humiliating evenings in Manchester United’s recent history. His side were thrashed 4-0 by Milton Keynes Dons in the Capital One Cup and it could have been worse as the League One side missed several other chances and were also denied what seemed a clear penalty.

Read more: HERE


Milan confirm plan to sign Chelsea’s Fernando Torres (on a season long loan) and Marco van Ginkel: HERE

Samuel Eto’o signs for Everton on two-year deal: HERE

Arsenal seek striker reinforcement in wake of Olivier Giroud injury: HERE
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