Angel Di Maria has revealed his frustration on not playing regularly in the 2014/15 season, but admitted that he will not leave Manchester United this summer.
The Argentine international arrived at Old Trafford for a British record transfer fee of £59.7m ($93.6m) from Real Madrid in August 2014. He had a very good start to his United career, but a dip in form forced him to spend time on the bench in the second-half of the season.
Louis van Gaal fielded Ashley Young and Juan Mata in the wide position after United's FA Cup defeat to Arsenal at Old Trafford. Di Maria says he is unsure as to why he was forced to sit on the bench.
"Yes. For me, and my family [life in England has affected me]. Because not everything goes as I want, because I don't play. Because I came with an intention and end up on the bench. It's hard to tell how I feel there," Di Maria told Argentine publication Ole.
"I started well, with goals and assists. I was having a good time, until I was out. It's a little hard to explain why I do not play."
According to the Catalan-based newspaper Sport, Barcelona are interested in bringing Di Maria to Camp Nou. However, the 27-year-old has put the recent speculation surrounding his future to bed after claiming he will be at United next season.
Di Maria says he wants to play regular football, despite his abilities of playing in several positions.
"No, because I'm not thinking [of leaving United] so. In Madrid there were times when I whistled around the stadium but turned face and then it turned around. I like to deal with things when the hand comes crusade. Demonstrate what I do for several years," the former Real star explained.
"I started in a position, played up with [Wayne] Rooney, I returned to the middle, on the left ... Although I always say the same thing with Alejandro (Sabella) was in one place, now with Tata [Martino] in another. I just want to play," Di Maria concluded.