The Argentine also got into an earlier collision with Ashley Young that saw him tumble into the advertising boards on the side of the pitch.
Stooping down, Di Maria pretended to take a sip before chucking it aside and sending in a pinpoint corner which was met by Presnel Kimpembe.
The Argentina winger was regularly jeered by the home fans at Old Trafford, who he played in front of for one unhappy season in the 2014-15 campaign having arrived amid much fanfare from Real Madrid.
Di Maria stayed down for an extended period of time while players argued with each other and complained to the referee Daniele Orsato. As Paris Saint-Germain celebrated the goal, Di Maria turned aggressive and appeared to shout "F*** off P**" towards the United fans.
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Angel Di Maria created quite a buzz on Tuesday night at Old Trafford, both with his scintillating display on the field and also with his goal celebration.
A beer bottle was thrown onto the pitch near Di Maria, but the stunt didn't seem to affect him.
Di Maria's Old Trafford return was filled with drama and controversy. Di Maria and van Gaal were reportedly very different characters, with the Argentine poorly suited to the Dutchman's style. The injuries to Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard towards the end of the first half necessitated a change in formation after the interval, with Pogba drifting further forward and into a central position, alongside substitutes Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata in playing just behind frontman Marcus Rashford.
In truth, Young was perhaps fortunate to not receive a second yellow for the shove, however he survived and has since been applauded for his efforts by Man Utd fans. 90 more minutes are missing To continue working for what is coming.