Di Maria claims he was stunned when Cristiano Ronaldo turned up at his birthday and 'drank beer with my friends'

ANGEL DI MARIA has revealed the time his former Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo turned up for his birthday and drank with his friends.

Di Maria and Ronaldo played alongside one another at the Bernabeu between 2010 and 2014.


And when Di Maria had only been at the club for a few months, Ronaldo took up the invitation to attend his birthday party.

Speaking to Libero, the Argentine said: "I invited Cristiano to my first birthday in Madrid thinking that he was not going to come.

"He came and drank beer with my friends as if nothing had happened."

Ronaldo famously abstains from drinking in order to prolong his football career.

But he has been known to break that rule on special occasions including when Portugal won Euro 2016.

In the same interview, Di Maria also revealed that Ronaldo and former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho once had a major spat while at the club.

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“Mourinho is insane, with me he was always a good guy," he added.

“He fought with anyone though, he didn't give a f***.

"One time he fought with Ronaldo, telling him he didn't run, that everyone ran for him.”

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Di Maria scored 35 goals and assisted 86 more during his spell in Spain.

He won the La Liga title and Copa del Rey, along with the Champions League in his final campaign with Madrid.

The Argentine then went on to sign for Manchester United for £59.7million in what was a far more difficult spell.

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