Morgan Schneiderlin has officially left Manchester United with Everton having confirmed his signing for an initial £20million fee.
The deal sees Schneiderlin reunited with Ronald Koeman, who he played arguably his best Premier League football under at Southampton before joining Manchester United in 2015.
The Frenchman was frozen out at Old Trafford by Jose Mourinho but the Portuguese manage still managed to recover almost the full fee paid for Schneiderlin just two years ago, despite affording the midfielder very few Premier League minutes this season.
United could yet recover the full fee, with the fee set to rise to £24m with add-ons.
Schneiderlin will now be hoping to make his Everton debut against Manchester City this weekend, where every United supporter will be hoping he gets back to his absolute best.
The Frenchman said he was delighted to be handed a fresh start after penning a four-and-a-half year contract, but first paid tribute to the United supporters on his offical Facebook page, writing:
‘I would like first to thanks all the fans of Manchester United for their support throughout the 18 months I spend with you.
It was very special, of course I wanted to do more for this football club but it didn’t happen for some reason that I respect .
Secondly I wish the very best for the future to all the players and all the staff of Manchester United!’
Of his move to Everton, Schneiderlin said he was excited for the next chapter of his career.
“I wanted a club with big ambition and great expectations, to come in every day and work for something that you want to achieve because that’s what drives you forward. [I’m] hungry as ever and [ready] to eat football again,’ he told Everton’s official website.