Manchester United is delighted to announce that Ángel Di María has completed his transfer for a British record fee of £59.7m on a five-year contract.
Di María, 26, began his career at one of the most prolific youth academies in Argentine football, Rosario Central.
In 2007 he moved to Europe to play for Portuguese club, Benfica, before signing for Real Madrid in 2010.
The Argentinian international has 52 caps for his national team scoring 10 goals.
Di María said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Spain.
“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 and where it belongs. I now just cannot wait to get started.”
United’s manager added: “Ángel is a world class midfielder but, most importantly, he is a team player.
“There is no doubting his immense natural talent. 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.”