Angel Di Maria (left) joins United for a British record fee of $98.9 million
Manchester, England (SportsNetwork.com) -
Manchester United announced Tuesday that the club has signed midfielder Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid on a five- year contract for a British record fee of $98.9 million.
Di Maria becomes United's second signing since new manager Louis van Gaal officially assumed control of the first team, joining fellow Argentina international Marcos Rojo in making the move to Old Trafford.
"I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United," Di Maria said. "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.