Gabriel Obertan is now a Manchester United player after completing a medical with the club yesterday, with the fee believed to be around £3 million.

The 20-year-old was sent out on loan by Bordeaux last season although Sir Alex Ferguson believes the winger is one for the future.

However, Obertan is carrying a slight injury so will not be taking part in the pre-season tour.

“Gabriel is a player we have tracked for a few years now, but because of his educational programme our efforts to get him here have always been delayed,” said Ferguson. “We are delighted to get him now as he is an exciting prospect. We like to get young players and develop them, and we will see that in Gabriel over the next two years.”

Obertan is as happy as the manager and hopes to prove he is worthy of a place in our team, after his current manager, Laurent Blanc, was surprised we were interested.

“I am very happy to join Manchester United,” Obertan added. “This is a big opportunity for me to play at such a great club. I am very excited to be here and I look forward to proving what I can do.”