Cristiano Ronaldo Plays 'Forward' in Angel Di Maria's Move to Manchester United F.C.

A brief chat with former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo helped convince Angel di Maria to make a move to Manchester United.

updated: August 28, 2014 22:20 IST
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Manchester United's newly-signed Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria poses with his shirt during an official presentation on the pitch at Old Trafford in Manchester.


Manchester: Angel Di Maria has revealed he consulted with Cristiano Ronaldo before completing his record transfer to Manchester United and accepting the club's iconic number seven shirt.

Di Maria has followed in the footsteps of United legends Ronaldo, George Best, Eric Cantona and David Beckham by taking the number seven after his week's British record £59.7 million ($98 million, 75 million euros) transfer from Real Madrid this week. (No Instant Miracles by Di Maria: Van Gaal)

The Argentina midfielder joins United with the club in their worst state for more than two decades, without a win in two league games and fresh from a humiliating 4-0 League Cup defeat at third tier minnows Milton Keynes Dons on Tuesday.

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