Extract from James Tuck post on Manchester United's Live Blog on 28-08-2014
Here are a few players who United broke the British transfer record to sign
Matt Busby paid £115,000 to lure Denis Law from Torino in 1961.
Bryan Robson signed on the Old Trafford pitch for £1.5million from West Brom in 1981.
United parted with £7million to bring Andy Cole to Manchester from Newcastle in 1995.
Juan Sebastian Veron joined Sir Alex Ferguson's Reds for £28.1million from Lazio in 2001.
The following year, Rio Ferdinand looked dapper in white after sealing a £29.1million move from Leeds.
Angel Di Maria is United's latest British transfer record signing.