Wednesday, 16th January, 2013

Jose Mourinho blasted winger Angel di Maria after Real Madrid’s 0-0 draw against Osasuna at the weekend, according to Spanish daily Marca.

The Madrid-based daily claims that the Portuguese tactician told Di Maria that his performances have dipped since he penned a new deal at the Bernabeu; Di Maria is now under contract with Real Madrid until 2018.

"Since you received a new contract you’re performances are worthless", Mourinho is alleged to have told the Argentine winger, in a packed dressing room.

"When you earned less you at least played decent football", he is said to have added.


Mourinho’s relationship with Di Maria is believed to have soured considerably.

The former Benfica player is now no longer an automatic first team pick for the Real Madrid manager.

Mourinho has watched Real Madrid’s La Liga challenge implode spectacularly this season and Los Blancos now sit an astonishing 18 points behind Barcelona in the league standings.

The Portuguese boss has been consistently linked with exiting Real Madrid at the end of the current campaign.

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