Mata, Neville and more: Twitter reacts as Man United sign Herrera

Juan Mata and Phil Neville both tweet their thoughts as Manchester United sign Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao

Manchester United have confirmed a deal to sign Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao on a four-year contract.

“Signing for Manchester United is a dream come true,” said Herrera, who was also heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford last summer. “I have joined United to do all I can to help the team reach the club’s objectives.”

The first transfer of Louis van Gaal’s tenure at Old Trafford inevitably prompted a quick flurry of activity on Twitter – and here are some of our favourite updates.

Manchester United (@ManUtd) confirm the news to fans via their official Twitter account: “We’re delighted to welcome midfielder @anderherrera8 to the #mufc family.”

United playmaker Juan Mata (@juanmata8) is delighted with the news: “RT @ManUtd: Ander Herrera is a Red! #mufc” Bienvenido crack! Welcome!!”

As is former United defender Phil Neville (@fizzer18): “Welcome Ander Herrera!”

And finally, former Stoke man Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) feels that the midfielder is the perfect fit for the Red Devils: “Ander Herrera is a fantastic signing for @ManUtd as close to the complete midfielder as there is. Only 24 as well. Will only get better.”

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