The Argentine became United's record signing when he made the move from Spanish giants Real Madrid to England for £60 million ($77 million) in 2014, inheriting the club's fabled number 7 shirt in the process.
The Argentine appeared to shout "f*** off" at United fans, moments after PSG took the lead at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
"It was hard from the opening minute but I knew this was going to happen", Di Maria told Cadena Cope radio of the atmosphere.
Di Maria kept his cool after a bottle of beer was thrown at him as he went to take a corner, while a water bottle was also thrown before PSG's second goal. 'He (Young) plays many, many times here, and he knows there is a hill, so there was no need to push Di Maria into the fans.
Di Maria stayed down for an extended period of time while players argued with each other and complained to the referee Daniele Orsato.
In the absence of Neymar and Cavani, di Maria's performance will be of further importance to PSG on a night when he was always going to be scrutinised anyway due to his past connections with United.
Unsurprisingly, Twitter users did not pass up the opportunity to remind United fans of not only Di Maria's return, but what happened on the pitch. "If you tease him, it does not make him weaker", said his manager Thomas Tuchel, summing up his contribution perfectly, even noting Di Maria's weak start to the game as he won just one of his nine duels.
"But I've said it in the past and I reiterate it, I never spoke badly of the people here and of this club".