(PICTURE): Angel Di Maria in Manchester United colours

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Argentine winger Angel Di Maria for a British record £59.7m. The 26 year old tarted his football career Rosario Central. In 2007, he moved to Portuguese giants Benfica, before signing for Real Madrid in 2010.

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There were earlier speculations on whether the deal would happen after French Champions Paris St Germain were almost close to sign the player but the deal reportedly fell through thanks to Financial Fair play regulations.

Di Maria was then left out of the UEFA Super Cup and didn’t feature for the Galacticos with rumours circulting that a move to the Premier League was imminent.

Di Maria expressed his delight after signing the deal saying, “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.”

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The World Cup runner up also mentioned that Louis van Gaal is a fantastic coach with a proven track record of success. Moreover, he said, ” 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.”

Manager Louis Van Gaal also acknowledged the quality of addition in the squad saying Di Maria is a World Class player and more importantly he is a team player having brilliant ability on the ball.

Van Gal said, “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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