Former Man United U21 captain explains Old Trafford exit

Date published: Saturday 3rd September 2016 3:53

James Weir: Joins new boys Hull City

James Weir has revealed why he chose to leave Manchester United to join Hull City and is looking forward to playing with a familiar face.

The midfielder was one of six new signings made by the Tigers in the space of a 36-hour period as they desperately tried to play catch-up in the transfer market with their proposed takeover continuing to drag on.

Weir did briefly feature in the first team with Manchester United under Louis van Gaal, but believes he has a better chance of becoming a more permanent fixture with the Yorkshire-based club.

“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,” said Weir via Hull’s official website.

“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.”

The move means that Weir is reunited with former Red Devil Will Keane and is excited about playing in the same team as him again.

“I’ve played with ‘Keano’ a few times and he’s a great player,” added Weir.

“I’m looking forward to linking up with him again.”

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