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CJy5mBtUcAAygLLMorgan Schneiderlin said joining Manchester United was an easy decision to make and that he is looking forward to win trophies at Old Trafford.

The Frenchman became United’s fourth signing of the summer when he completed his £24m move from Southampton on Monday, ahead of joining his new teammates on the US tour.

“I am delighted to be a Manchester United player,” he said.

“Once I learned that United were interested in signing me, it was a very easy decision to make.

“I have enjoyed seven very happy years with Southampton and it’s a club that will always be in my heart. But the chance to be part of this squad to help this great club be successful was too good to miss.

“I’m excited to be starting that journey on our trip to the USA. I know what Manchester United means to fans all over the world and I’m looking forward to experiencing that.”

United had a £20m bid turned down before they reached an agreement with Southampton to bring the Frenchman to Old Trafford, as Louis Van Gaal’s overhaul of his squad gathers pace.

“Morgan is a very talented player with great energy and ability,”  said the United manager.

His skills will complement the players that we already have and I am very pleased that we have been able to complete this deal before the tour to the United States.

“That training camp will be very important in our preparations for the new season and gives Morgan and the other players a chance to show our fans what they can achieve together.”