New signing Morgan Schneiderlin is delighted after signing up with Manchester United.
The highly-rated Frenchman has been the subject of talk for months that he could leave the Saints for Arsenal, as they were favourites for a deal.
However, in a late swoop, United managed to get him signed up to a four-and-a-half year deal.
He told the Manchester United website: “I am delighted to be a Manchester United player. 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.”