Manchester United have confirmed the capture of Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria for a British record fee of £59.7million.
The Argentina international has signed a five-year deal at Old Trafford and after spending four successful seasons at the Bernabeau.
And the 26-year-old has expressed his delight at signing for the club and admits he can’t wait to get going and working with Louis Van Gaal.
He told United’s official website: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Spain and there were a lot of clubs interested in me, but United is the only club that I would have left Real Madrid for.
“Louis van Gaal is a fantastic coach with a proven track record of success and I am impressed by the vision and determination everyone has to get this club back to the top – where it belongs. I now just cannot wait to get started.”
And Van Gaal also spoken of his pleasure at being able to sign one of the most sought after players in world football.
“Angel is a world-class midfielder but most importantly he is a team player,” he said.
“There is no doubting his immense natural talent. He is a tremendously fast and incisive left-footed player who puts fear into the most accomplished defence.
“His dribbling skills and his ability to take on and beat opponents are a joy to watch. He is an excellent addition to the team.”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 26, 2014