PHOTO: Angel di Maria holding Manchester United shirt
Manchester United have confirmed they have completed the signing of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.
The deal will see the Red Devils break their earlier club-record of £37.1m which they spent on bringing Juan Mata from Chelsea earlier in January. United will pay £60m to the Spanish giants and the money involved is sufficient to make it a British record fee.
Di Maria becomes United’s fourth major signing of the ongoing summer transfer window. The Red Devils have already signed midfielder Ander Herrera, left-back Luke Shaw and Di Maria’s compatriot Marcos Rojo.
“Angel is a world-class midfielder but most importantly he is a team player. There is no doubting his immense natural talent,” Van Gaal told United’s official website.
“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.”
United manager Louis van Gaal also shared his view after Di Maria completed his switch to Old Trafford.
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