Di Maria feels happy that PSG opted to sign Lionel Messi over Ronaldo.
The Juventus ace had been heavily linked with a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain before the French Capital club signed Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
Di Maria, Messi’s Argentina team-mate, feels happy that Les Parisiens preferred to sign the six-time Ballon d’Or winner over Ronaldo.
The Argentine said: “Cristiano Ronaldo would be dying to be here. The quality and quantity of players at PSG is something unique.
“It doesn’t happen often in clubs and the great’s always want to be with the best. Cristiano would certainly like to be here, but they signed Messi and luckily, it’s better this way.”
Di Maria, one of the fewest players to play with both Messi and Ronaldo, has claimed that his compatriot is a cut above the rest.
“Messi is of another category. You throw a stone at him and he stops it, he does it as if it was nothing. He thinks before the others.
“I have never seen anything like it. I have played with Cristiano, Neymar, [Kylian] Mbappe, [Wayne] Rooney, [Robin] van Persie, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, [Karim] Benzema, [Gareth] Bale and honestly, I have never seen anything like it.
“Leo is something unique. For me, it’s very easy to play with him. If you run, he gives you the ball at your feet. There are no excuses. I have a very good relationship with him, even off the pitch.”
Messi had completed his free transfer to PSG on a two-year deal with an option for another year. The Argentine has made an immediate impact by increasing the club’s shirt sales and followers on Social media even without entering the pitch.