United success the goal for Schneiderlin

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July 13, 2015 14:41:12 UK

French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is hoping to play a part in making Manchester United successful once again, having completed his move from Southampton.

The 25-year-old has signed an initial four-year contract with the Red Devils, having ended a seven-year stay with the Saints, which saw him help them rise back to the Premier League from League One.

However, Schneiderlin says that the chance to join United was not one that he could pass up, with the schemer following Bastian Schweinsteiger, Memphis Depay and Matteo Darmian into the club this summer.

Morgan is a very talented player with great energy and ability. His skills will complement the players that we already have.

Louis van Gaal

He told his new club’s official website: “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 is 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.”

Schneiderlin, who has won nine caps for France and who was a member of their World Cup squad last summer, made just over 250 appearances for Southampton, having joined them from Strasbourg in the summer of 2008.

Meanwhile, United head coach Louis van Gaal was full of praise for Schneiderlin, who completed his move at the same time as Schweinsteiger.

He added: “Morgan is a very talented player with great energy and ability. His skills will complement the players that we already have.”

United are available at 6.00 to be crowned Premier League champions next season, while they are 9.00 to win the FA Cup and 21.00 to lift the Champions League.

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