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PSG chief intervenes in spat between Emery and Di María

According to RMC.fr, the Argentinean midfielder and the Spanish coach engaged in an argument and claims player's injury absence is manufactured
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Di María al ser sustituido por Emery.
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Ángel Di María and Unai Emery reportedly became involved in a heated argument before PSG’s 2-1 loss to Guingamp last weekend. According to French radio station RMC.fr, Emery had been asking his players for improvements in their performances and attitude, which did not sit well with the Argentinean midfielder, who made his feelings known to Emery.

PSG owner demands Di María improvement

PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi was forced to intervene and sided with the Spanish coach by telling Di María he needed to up his game when Ligue 1 restarts in January and meet the expectations placed upon him.

Missing from squad for Lorient game

Di María was subsequently left out of the side’s next match against Lorient, a 5-0 victory, apparently suffering from a muscle problem. However, the French press suspect that was a fabrication and Di María was excluded for disciplinary reasons.

So far in 2016-17, Di María has scored three goals and provided seven assists in 21 games. Last season, his figures were 15 goals and 25 assists.

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