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Manchester United are bigger than Real Madrid - Angel di Maria

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Manchester United record signing Angel di Maria believes he has made a step up after heading to Old Trafford from Real Madrid over the summer.

The Argentinian joined the Red Devils for a British record £59.7 million over the summer, and so far he's hit the ground running with three goals and three assists in five Premier League games to date.

Goals

He was on the scoresheet against Everton at Old Trafford earlier today while he also teed up Radamel Falcao for his first goal as a Manchester United player.

Despite the fact he left Madrid soon after they became European champions for a record 10th time to play for Manchester United who aren't in the Champions League this season, Di Maria believes the Red Devils are actually a bigger club than the Spanish giants.

"Leaving a club like Real and coming to as big a club as Manchester United makes you grow as a player and helps you progress in your career. It was a very important moment and I'm really happy here.

Happy

"With every day that goes by, I feel much more relaxed and settled here. I've got a house and my family are happy."

Di Maria was one of six new arrivals at Manchester United over the summer. He was joined by the likes of Falcao, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo as the Red Devils splashed around £150 million. 

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Slowly but surely Van Gaal's team are starting to move up the league, and the win over Everton puts them in 4th place. Di Maria believes the club's fans have played a vital role in helping him to settle into life at Old Trafford so quickly.

Fans

"Since the day I arrived, people have shown real warmth towards me – at every corner kick or free-kick, or even during open play, every time I have the ball I feel they're right behind me.

"That always makes you feel even happier. Let's hope things go well for me so I can be here for many years to come."

Manchester United's next game comes against West Brom on October 20 after the international break.

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