Angel Di Maria signs for PSG: Manchester United confirm they have sold winger to French champions one year after British record buy

The deal is worth a reported £44.2m

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Manchester United have confirmed that they have sold Angel Di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain, breaking the news in a brief 21-word tweet (see below).

The transfer fee is a reported £44m. United signed Di Maria from Real Madrid for £59.7million last summer, but after an encouraging start his form dipped drastically and he only started one of the final 10 games of last season.

The former Benfica winger was left unsettled after an attempted burglary on his Cheshire home in February.

Since then, Di Maria and his family have been living in a city-centre apartment in Manchester owned by former United defender Phil Neville.



Di Maria said as recently as June that he wanted to stay at United, but it became apparent that he had his heart set on a move to the French capital in the last couple of weeks.

The Argentinian was due to report for duty during the second leg of United's pre-season tour of the United States on July 25, but failed to show.

Speaking after a medical in Qatar on Tuesday, he told beIN Sports: "I am very happy to join Paris St-Germain. They're very important.

"They made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, so my objective was to arrive to Paris and to help them through the quarter-final barrier, because they have struggled in the past two seasons.