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RENNES, FRANCE - OCTOBER 30: Angel Di Maria of PSG in action during the French Ligue 1 match between Stade Rennais (Rennes) and Paris Saint-Germain at Roazhon Park stadium on October 30, 2015 in Rennes, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has backed Angel Di Maria to shine when he faces his former team Real Madrid in the Champions League this week.

The winger will return to the Bernabeu  for the first time since he left the club in 2014.

The former Manchester United player is yet to hit top form for the French champions but Blanc knows Di Maria will deliver soon.

“Angel will begin the match,” he said. 

“It will be a special event for him because he spent several seasons here. 

“He is a player that has been enjoyed here. He should be ready, focused and have the right attitude to bring us what he can do.

“This would be a nice for him to realise a good performance here.”

RENNES, FRANCE - OCTOBER 30: Angel Di Maria of PSG (right) celebrates scoring the only goal of PSG with teammates during the French Ligue 1 match between Stade Rennais (Rennes) and Paris Saint-Germain at Roazhon Park stadium on October 30, 2015 in Rennes, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

PSG and Real Madrid played a 0-0 draw at the Parc des Princes two weeks ago and Blanc was impressed with their tactics.

“Before the first leg, everyone saw Real Madrid as a rather defensive team adept against attacks,” he explained.  

“It proved otherwise at the Parc des Princes. Madrid were good in their use of the ball and relied on very fast players. 

“We were surprised by their philosophy, but it will be a different game on Tuesday.”