Manchester hits back at Di Maria's wife's comments

Posted Saturday, May 09, 2020 by ESPN

Manchester hits back at Di Maria's wife's comments

Angel Di Maria's wife caused a stir this week with her outburst regarding the Paris Saint-Germain forward's time in Manchester, calling it "horrible" and criticising its culture, "weird" female inhabitants and "disgusting" food.

"Manchester is the worst. It is all horrible in Manchester," Jorgelina Cardoso told Los Angeles de la Manana.

It was the latest episode in what has become an ongoing battle between Di Maria and United following his unhappy spell there after a £59.7 million switch from Real Madrid in 2014.

ESPN contacted Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham's office for comment and ... well, it's fair to say one of his key advisers has responded in kind.

"Before I comment, I do agree with her on one point," Sacha Lord, night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester and one of Burnham's key allies, said. "Having been a United supporter all my life, I also found that period quite depressing. Her husband was bought for almost £60m, sold a year later and was undoubtedly one of United's biggest flops.

"As for our food, we have many outstanding restaurants across the whole of our city region. I can only think her taste buds have been tarnished by how sour and bitter she is.

"As for our culture, when I think of Manchester, I think of the Industrial Revolution, the suffragettes, the co-op movement, Marx and Engels, the Peterloo Massacre, the computer, splitting the atom, graphene, Alan Turing, textiles, canals, railways, football and music.

"As for women always being dolled up, it may have helped if she had ventured out of the leafy suburbs of Alderley Edge at some point during that period."

"Having said that," Lord continued. "I wish the couple all the best during lockdown and hope she has used her time wisely, dusting off some of her many overpriced handbags." -- Alex Shaw



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