New Manchester United midfielder, Angel Di Maria, has revealed he stayed at Real Madrid last season thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo.
The new English record signing was already heavily linked with a move away from Bernabeu in 2013, but says he decided to stay because of the Portuguese.
"The truth is that I have a great relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo and I stayed at Madrid last season thanks to him," Di Maria told ESPN Radio.
"I left Madrid in the best possible way, by winning La Decima. In my farewell letter, I said exactly how I felt from the first day at the Bernabeu.
Di Maria left Real this summer for a fee of £59.7 million but insists he doesn’t feel the pressure because of his record transfer.
"I am grateful to Manchester United for meeting Madrid's demands. But I don't feel any extra pressure because I'm the most expensive player in the Premier League,” he added.
"The Premier League is more physical and about strength, whereas Spain was more about football. It's a very strong league, though. Van Gaal has told me to try to adapt as quickly as possible."
Di Maria made his Manchester United debut in the goalless draw against Burnley and will now face World Cup champions Germany with Argentina.
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