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Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon defends Angel di Maria

Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes that Angel Di Maria's sending off against Arsenal in the FA Cup was out of character.

Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has stated that Angel di Maria's sending-off against Arsenal was out of character.

The Manchester United midfielder was dismissed in the second half of Monday night's FA Cup quarter-final defeat to the Gunners after picking up two quick bookings, the second for pulling the shirt of referee Michael Oliver.

When asked if the Argentine showed such a temper in Spain, Calderon told BBC Sport: "No he wasn't like that, I was really surprised to know what he did.

"He was a really good player with good behaviour here, never anything like this. Maybe he's a bit nervous because up to now his change (to Manchester United) hasn't been the right one.

"I know him, he's not a player who does things like that and I'm sure he will be regretting it."

Di Maria joined United from Real Madrid for £59.7m in August.


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