Sep 01 2016
Manchester United have allowed their midfielder James Weir leave the club on the deadline day transfer. The midfielder has joined Hull City on a three-year contract, becoming the second player within a week to move from the Red Devils to the KCOM Stadium after the departure of Will Keane from Old Trafford.
The midfielder, who has spent last eight years at Old Trafford has secured move to KCOM Stadium. He will be playing under the former United assistant manager Mike Phelan.
Weir has signed a three-year contract, as the Tigers have continued their transfer dash with Dieumerci Mbokani being the most hyped capture.
“James Weir has joined Hull City from Manchester United in a deadline-day departure, signing a three-year contract with the Tigers,” a statement read on United’s official website.
“Wednesday night’s transfer means Weir has followed his United Under-21s colleague Will Keane in making a permanent switch to Hull, the club where former Reds coach Mike Phelan is the caretaker manager. Everybody at Manchester United wishes James well for the future.”
Weir, who left the club on undisclosed fee, also marked his name in first team substitute sheet, though unused, seven times under former manager Louis van Gaal. Though he continued to catch eyes in Warren Joyce’s Under-21s side, that won the title in White Hart Lane. The creative midfielder deputised the young guns and finished the term with six goals. He has one first team appearance to his name when he came on as a substitute in United’s 3-2 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford earlier this year.
Talking to the Hull City’s official website, Weir said: “It’s an important time in my career and I think every player of my age wants to try and start playing regular first team football.”
“I couldn’t be happier to join Hull and really get my career started. The key thing for me is that I can be a regular part of the first team squad here and I hope I can help as the club continues to move forward.”
“I’m just looking forward to cracking on now and getting started here. It will be an exciting time once the international break is over and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the lads.”
“I can play in a few positions in midfield, which is a good asset of my game. I can play in the centre, off the striker or on the right or left. Hopefully I can contribute with some goals and assists as I like to be creative, but I also don’t mind putting my foot in when needed.”