PSG: Di Maria preferred us

Paris St Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi believes Angel di Maria wanted to move to his club - and not Manchester United - from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

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fictionalemu says...

@F365, where in these quotes does Al-Khelaifi say that di Maria didn't want to move to United, as you claim in the subtitle?

Posted 12:42am 4th September 2014

omar_scholesly (Manchester United) says...

jayt72- United may not be able to afford 150m spend every year, but tell me when was the last time they did it? this is the first time, United have not spent more than 80m before, and given their earnings, I'd say they certainly can afford it. And better to spend all the money you can and ensure to compete in CL next season, otherwise they're losing 30+ million from the addidas deal every year. Yes 750m deal for just a kit sponsor, which other club is afforded that luxury please tell me. As for PSG, you spend 50m on David Luiz. Please don't talk about Financial Fair Play.

Posted 9:05pm 3rd September 2014

levi says...

@Jay: Oh, since you've said nobody should say that United can afford it, I wont say it. But if you want the answer to your question...

Posted 3:52pm 3rd September 2014

badwolf (Manchester United) says...

and no, jayt72, you're clutching at straws there. United are in an incredibly powerful position as far as FFP. We can easily afford to blow that kind of money without risk of incurring the 'wrath' of FIFA.

Posted 3:39pm 3rd September 2014

badwolf (Manchester United) says...

The point of FFP is that you have to be financially self sustaining. United and Arsenal don't have a problem in that regard. Just look at our sponsorship and merchandising. City and Chelsea have worked hard to try and ensure they are in a position to increase the means they have to live with in. I presume Liverpool are fine too. PSG basically have no chance to be able to earn the money they want to spend, hence their complaining.

Posted 3:37pm 3rd September 2014

ajsr1982 (Liverpool) says...

This can't be true because Di Maria said he'd only have left Real Madrid for one other club: Man United. He wouldn't lie about such a thing, would he?

Posted 3:27pm 3rd September 2014

jayt72 (Liverpool) says...

I believe I am right in saying that as Man U are not in Europe they dont have to worry about FFP as only teams that qualify for Europe get judged. Presuming though that Man U expect to make it into Europe next season there must be some residual knock on affect from spending so much on transfers. Would make a mockery of FFP if someone can miss out on Europe for one season and the spend hundreds of millions to get back into Europe and then pretend it never happened. And before any Man U fans say they can afford it, no you can't. No club under FFP rules has anything close to £150m to spend on transfers each year.

Posted 2:45pm 3rd September 2014

levi says...

I don't think he's saying that di Maria 'preferred us', just that there was a possibility that he'd join them which, of course, there always was. It is funny how he says it has nothing to do with FFP and then the next line is complaining about it. He is right about one thing, though: FFP is unfair, and parts of it are stupid

Posted 1:45pm 3rd September 2014

jamie_mul (Manchester United) says...

"This is very important because Financial Fair Play is not fair. It is sometimes difficult to understand, but in the end, the big clubs are big clubs and small clubs remain small." This guy makes George W. Bush sound intelligent. He puts the 'moron' in oxymoron.

Posted 1:40pm 3rd September 2014

jimmyjazz (Liverpool) says...

so?

Posted 1:33pm 3rd September 2014

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