It has been the transfer on ever Manchester United fans lips over the Bank Holiday weekend, that of Angel Di Maria coming into Old Trafford for a record fee of £63.9million.
After saying his goodbyes to his former Real Madrid team-mates on Sunday morning, Angel Di Maria will fly to Manchester on Monday afternoon to complete all the relative paper-work to secure his £200,000-a-week move to Old Trafford, according to Sky Sports.
After yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, Louis van Gaal was not going to comment on their transfer dealing until the deal was done, he said:
“I cannot say anything about transfers, you have to understand that
“When a transfer has been finished then we can say something. But now you have to wait and see. When the moment is there Manchester United shall announce it.
“It is not only Di Maria, maybe Vidal or Messi! We are a big club. I think the club always has to announce, and when we think it is the right time we will come to you and say, ok, we have bought this player or that player. At this time we can’t say anything but I like Di Maria.”
Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid manager confirmed yesterday morning that Di Maria had already said his farewells to his team-mates, Ancelotti said:
“Di Maria has not trained with us today (Sunday) and he came in to say goodbye to the players and people at the club
“There is nothing official yet but it is being sorted out. The decision is his and the club has done what it could to keep him here.”