Ferdinand, Kompany & more: Twitter reacts as Fellaini joins Man United

Rio Ferdinand, Vincent Kompany and Aaron Ramsey tweet their thoughts after Marouane Fellaini and Mesut Ozil both seal moves

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Rio Ferdinand signed a new Man United contract back in May Photo: Football.ua/Wikimedia

Mesut Ozil’s £42.5m switch to Arsenal and Manchester United’s capture of Marouane Fellaini were the big-money deals on transfer deadline day.

The Germany international swapped the Spanish capital for north London to the delight of Gunners supporters, while David Moyes splashed £27.5m on the giant Belgian.

Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals to the two big transfer deals in the Premier League on Monday night.

The man-of-the-moment Fellaini (‏@fellainiM) thanks Everton supporters: “I just want to tell you: THANK YOU Everton and all the Evertonian fans for all these last years.”

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany ‏(@VincentKompany) wishes his compatriot all the best at his new club: “Congratulations @fellainiM ! Any countryman doing well, I’m happy for. So now we will be neighbours. Careful I can be quite noisy.. Arguably the hardest year to win the Premier League. All teams have strengthen. I live for challenges like this! This is exciting. #MCFC”

Red Devils defender Rio Ferdinand ‏(@rioferdy5) welcomes the club’s new signing: “@fellainiM welcome to Manchester United, good luck in internationals & come back healthy.”

And Ferdinand’s new team-mate Fellaini (‏@fellainiM) replies: “@rioferdy5 thank very much and look forward to be with the team…”

Fellaini’s former Everton colleague Shane Duffy (‏@ShaneDuffy34) wishes the giant midfielder all the best: “Gonna miss big Vic and Fellaini though, hope they go on and do well for them clubs, top lads both of them. Exciting times for the Toffees.”

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) is thrilled to see Ozil arrive at Arsenal: “Welcome to Arsenal @MesutOzil1088… great signing for us!!”

Former Gunners defender Johan Djourou ‏(@JohanDjourou) has his say: “Ozil!!!!! What a great signing….. The PL is going to be so interesting!! Hard to predict a Winner. But I have my own idea.. # ARSENAL”

Arsenal legend Robert pires (‏@piresrobert7) is glad to see the Gunners land a world-class player: “Well done guys for Sunday!! Warm welcome to @MesutOzil1088 top class player!! Good transfer from @Arsenal.”

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