A lesser soul would have probably gone down in a big heap and cried about it. Terry, however, simply rubbed it off and got on with leading his side to a 1-1 draw and then to eventually win on penalties.
Di Maria’s mentality has been thrown into question by fans after his latest act and by no showing for the tour has shown exactly where his loyalties lie.
Angel Di Maria transfer to PSG is an embarrassment for all involved.
Like United, PSG are also now on worldwide Champions Cup duty across the Atlantic and followed up victories against Benfica and Fiorentina by losing a penalty shootout to Chelsea at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte yesterday (25 July).
Costa hit the post soon after before Lucas Moura, who was lively throughout the first half, forced new Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begović into a fine stop. “You can play against top level sides and it is a good way of preparing, because we are soon going to play for two titles (The European and Spanish Supercups)”.
It was reported earlier this week that Di Maria would make the move to PSG after just one disappointing season at Manchester United.
The 24-year-old’s performances, however, have seen Mourinho’s faith in him vindicated.
“Welcome to him [Di Maria]”, Ibrahimovic responded when asked about Di Maria.
“The balance of the team is the most important thing”. That will not be a regular occurrence though and a loan move to get regular games should now be his priority. He is a fantastic player who plays for the team.
Di Maria spent four years at Real Madrid where he became one of the most sought after talents in the world, which led him to a transfer to Manchester United for the fifth-highest fee of all-time.
Ibrahimovic also reiterated his desire to remain with PSG, stating he “would stay in Paris this season, where he’s happy”.
Reports even went as far as saying van Gaal has already informed the squad that the Argentina star will not be with the club for the start of the season, while other articles claimed his family has already flown to Paris to sort of living arrangements.