RMC Sport report that Angel Di Maria is at risk of being banned for the second leg of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League clash with Manchester United.
The Argentinian forward could face a one-match ban under UEFA Article 15 after “provoking supporters” at Old Trafford.
Di Maria was subject to a large amount of abuse from United supporters as he returned to his former club last night.
Di Maria facing ban vs Manchester United
A hostile reception from the Old Trafford faithful inspired Angel Di Maria’s best performance in Manchester…
He certainly enjoyed that win last night 👀 pic.twitter.com/mxfjO1L2yK
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 13, 2019
Following much provocation from the United support, Di Maria finally snapped and hit back after PSG’s opening goal.
The 30-year-old shouted abusive language towards the home supporters which could now see him land in hot water.
UEFA’s ruling states that players can face one-match bans for provoking opposition supporters.
United fans’ targeting of Di Maria seemed very unfair considering he left after failing to find his feet in the Premier League.
Fortunately for the player, his career has been rejuvenated in the French capital and he played a key role in PSG’s 2-0 win.
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Ole Gunnar Soleskjaer suffered his first defeat at United manager as PSG placed one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe hand the French champions a two-goal advantage heading into the second leg.
United suffered a further blow following the dismal of Paul Pogba who will miss the return leg in Paris in three weeks.
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— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) February 13, 2019
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