Angel Di Maria to PSG: Manchester United winger 'excited' to join 'very important' French champions after passing medical

Red Devils winger set to leave Old Trafford for less than £59.7m they signed him for

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Manchester United flop Angel Di Maria says he is 'very happy' to be joining Paris Saint Germain in a £44m deal this summer.

The 27-year-old only joined Louis van Gaal's side last season, for a British record £59.7m, but endured a torrid maiden season in English football.

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.

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"I will try to do the best I can to help the club in those objectives and reach the final stages of the Champions League."

The former Real Madrid ace scored just four goals in 32 appearances during the last campaign as Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini were preferred in the attacking roles alongside Wayne Rooney.


Red Devils supporters may remember his goal at Leicester City, where he chipped Foxes goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel in a 5-3 defeat, but he was later sent off against Arsenal in the FA Cup.

Following a pelvic injury, which kept him out for the whole of December, Di Maria never returned to his best and Aspetar, a specialist sports hospital in Doha, announced on its Twitter feed this week that the want-away star was there or a 'medical test ahead of a proposed move'.