Di Maria: Manchester United the only club I would leave Real Madrid for

The attacking midfielder moves to Old Trafford for a British transfer record and says he cannot wait to link up with manager Louis van Gaal and help return the club to the top.

Angel Di Maria says Manchester United is the only club he could have left Real Madrid for, following his 59.7 million pound move to Old Trafford.

The Argentine has penned a five-year deal and joins Louis van Gaal's side following four seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, culminating in a Champions League win last year.

He says he is excited to be moving to United, claiming it is the only club he would have left Madrid for.

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"I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United," he told the club's official website. "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 will be available for the club's trip to Burnley on Saturday.