Manchester United transfer news: Red Devils confirm Morgan Schneiderlin's transfer to Everton

Morgan Schneiderlin's move to Everton has seen Manchester United bag £22m in transfer fee.

Morgan Schneiderlin
Morgan Schneiderlin completed his move to Everton from Manchester United Reuters

Manchester United have confirmed their midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has left the club and completed a switch to Everton on 12 Janaury, Thursday.

The 27-year-old was signed by Louis van Gaal from Southampton in the summer of 2015. After failing to impress in his debut season at Old Trafford, the France international lost his place in the starting lineup after Jose Mourinho replaced the Dutchman at United.

Schneiderlin played under Ronald Koeman at the south coast club and the midfielder's move to the Merseyside club will see him reunite with his former manager. He has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with Everton and could make his debut for the Toffees when they take on Manchester City.

A statement on United's official website read, "Morgan Schneiderlin has completed his transfer from Manchester United to Everton."

"The French midfielder has joined the Toffees on a four-and-a-half year deal, keeping him at the Merseyside club until at least June 2021, and he is expected to be in their squad to face Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday."

According to the BBC, United and Everton agreed a fee of £22m in completing Schneiderlin's transfer in the January transfer window. The former Southamtpon star has revealed his decision behind making a switch to Goodison Park.

"Everton is a big club in the history of English football. I always loved the atmosphere in the stadium, I always liked playing there. There is a manager in place here that I know can get the best out of me. I know his style and how he likes to play football," Schneiderlin told evertontv.

"Obviously he [Koeman] was a massive player when he was a footballer. You can only learn from the best and he gave me some nice advice to keep improving every day. It was a pleasure to work with him and I look forward to it again."