The pair share the same agent, Jorge Mendes, and became good friends during their time in Madrid.
"The truth is that I have a great friendship with Cristiano Ronaldo, thanks to him I spent longer in Madrid than I otherwise would have," revealed Di Maria.
Ronaldo hinted he was upset by Di Maria's sale yesterday at a sponsor's function.
"If I was in charge, maybe I wouldn't have done things the way they have been done. We are all free to have our own opinions and say what we think," he said.
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