Date: 8th July 2009 at 2:27pm
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Gabriel Obertan has become Manchester United’s third summer signing today: the 20-year-old French winger has signed a four-year deal at Old Trafford. The tall, skilled youngster is primarily a winger but capable of playing up front and in the attacking midfield role as well.

‘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,’ Sir Alex told manutd.com.

‘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.’

Fergie also added that Obertan won’t travel with the squad to the Far East, due to an injury concern so fans will have to be patient as we won’t get to see him in action before August.

The player himself is very happy to have joined the champions after an underwhelming season with Bordeaux and Lorient.

“I am very happy to join Manchester United,’

‘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.’

Welcome, Gabriel!