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Di Maria thrilled by United move

MAN UNITED have broken the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for £59.7m, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by its most disappointing season in a generation.

The 26-year-old Di Maria joins on a five-year contract, taking United's spending to about £130m during this summer's transfer window as the Reds seek to revive their fortunes under new manager Louis van Gaal.

"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," said Di Maria.

"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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