Manchester United have confirmed James Weir has joined Hull City on a permanent deal.
The 21-year-old midfielder, who captained Man United’s U21s last season, joins Mike Phelan’s side on a three-year deal and follows Will Keane who was confirmed as a Hull player on Tuesday.
While many of us expected Weir to be sent out on loan, it comes as quite a surprise to see that he has been sold permanently.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 31, 2016
There aren’t many players who have been as consistent as Weir for United’s U21s over the last couple of seasons and the fact he made his breakthrough into the first-team squad last year is a testament to the progress he made. Yet, it doesn’t look like that was enough to earn him an opportunity this year.
I haven’t questioned many of Mourinho’s moves but getting rid of Weir before loaning him out is a strange move and one that has surprised me. I think he’s got the potential to be a cracking midfielder for Hull and just like Keane he’ll be hoping for big things under former United assistant manager Mike Phelan.