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.”

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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.”

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