He was infuriated by Manchester United fans and threw bottles – but Angel Di Maria was laughing at his return to Old Trafford.
Paris Saint-Germain's winger is unpopular among the fans of the United Kingdom after failing in a season in the club – but helped both goals as the French champions won 2-0 in the first match of the Champions League in Manchester.
His evening did not start well.
"He left the carriage even before he warmed up, so early on by UK fans," French journalist Julien Lauren told BBC Radio 5 live.
It seemed that his evening would have ended in a premature end in the first half when he suffered an injury after Ashley Young pushed him off the pitch and into a metal barrier.
The Argentine was able to continue after treatment, but PSG chief Thomas Tuchel was not happy.
"[Young] He was lucky, "said Tuccel. "He knows a hill descends. There was no need to push him into the fence. I am happy that there was not much harm. "
De Maria also missed the magnificent chance of striking the strike directly on David de Gea – and was grateful to see the raised ambush flag.
"It was difficult in the first half," said Tuccel. – Man is very competitive. If you annoy him, it does not make him weaker.
"I thought he had a good relationship with the fans, he was a little nervous and had to be more relaxed in the first half."
De Maria continued to exert great influence in the second half, providing two vital assists, the first corner to choose Presnel Kimpembe to break the home from a close distance.
As PSG noted, he screamed at United fans.
"There was a few words in the crowd after the corner," Lauren said.
"I understand his disappointment. It is not good to be booed in your old land when you do not feel that you have done something wrong. It did not work out. I do not think he expected this reception.
Minutes later, as he went to take another corner, a bottle of beer was thrown into it, though at least he saw the funny side, pretending to be taking a sip.
Another bottle full of water was thrown in his way before he placed the second goal of PSG, his left cross moved by Kylian Mbappe in the penalty area.
"He was like a man on a mission," Lauren said. "All week, from what I was told, he was looking forward to returning to Old Trafford. He felt it makes sense to do it – and he did this with both assists.
Tuchel added: "He did a good job at last, and he always gives everything he has, and I'm happy to be confident, he's very trustworthy."
Maria was bewildered when she was replaced in 81 minutes.
"We did not see this type of performance by Angel Di Maria under Luis van Gaul when he had the red shirt of Manchester United," said former defender Phil Phil Neville.
"He definitely has a happy return to Old Trafford. It was brilliant.
Why is Maria Maria a fan of Man Yun fans?
It was widely expected by Di Maria when Van Gaal signed it for a British record of £ 59.7 million.
But only a year later, after four goals in 32 games, he was sold to the PSG for £ 44.3m.
He played in six different positions during his season in England, and reported that he was alarmed by a breakthrough attempt at his Cheshire home.
"It's a parody that he is not a big player at United," Neville added.
"When he signed up, I thought," Play it to the left of the midfield, play it to the right and finally we have a wing again, someone who is in charge of the club's philosophy. "
– And he never played a show. Louis van Gaal has a lot to do with it. If someone ever thought he was a Man Yun player, it was Angel Di Maria.