Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Angel Di Maria for a British transfer fee of £59.7million.

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United,” he 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. 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.”

Di Maria gave an interview in 2009 saying it had been his dream to play for United since he was 13.