Manchester United star winger Angel Di Maria missed the flight to US on 25 July. Di Maria was supposed to join the United squad along with Javier Hernandez and Marcus Rojo. All the three players were granted extra leave after Copa America 2015 exertions.
The Red Devils manager confirmed the news after his team defeated Barcelona 3-1 in the penultimate game of the International Champions Cup on Saturday at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, San Francisco.
"I have heard that he's not on the plane so I cannot say anything. I heard Marcos Rojo was not on the plane, he had passport issues. But Di Maria I do not know," Van Gaal told the reporters in an interview.
This piece of news will not make fans happy because it could mean that he is on his way to join the French giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) for the upcoming season. Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirmed the news in an interview and also welcomed him to the club, reported Givemesport.com.
The summer transfer window of 2015 has been a good one for Manchester United in terms of bringing in big names. They have neither let any player leave the club in this transfer season.
The Argentine winger had a disappointing season at the club during the last season after bought for a record fee of £59.7 million in the last summer transfer window. He was promising in the first half of the season but could not impress his boss and remained in the substitutes for the rest of the season.
Di Maria got fewer starts than what he expected but he later admitted that he did not perform well and it was right on Van Gaal's part to bench him.
Di Maria has been heavily linked with a move to PSG for the forthcoming season and his transfer fee is likely to be around £45 million.