Manchester United have beaten off competition from Arsenal FC to sign Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton, with the player to be signed up on Wednesday as a per BBC reporter.

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has been at the centre of a tug of war between Arsenal FC and Manchester United for quite a while, now, as per reports . .

The future of the Saints player has remained under constant speculation during the last two seasons. The French international has been one of the most consistent midfielders in the Premier League since Southampton were promoted to the top division and the club managed to hold on to their prized asset despite heavy interest from both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur last summer.

It now seems the saga finally has come to a conclusion with La Equipe reporting a a 30m deal had been agreed between Manchester United and Southampton, yesterday. And now, BBC journalist Howard Nurse has revealed on his twitter account in a reply to another tweet that Morgan Schneiderlin to Man United could be finalized on Wednesday.

Manchester United have been heavily linked for a move for Bastian Schweinsteiger as a replacement for an ageing Michael Carrick, but, with the Bavarian hinting he could stay at Bayern Munich with his latest remarks, Manchester United may very well have prioritized Morgan Schneiderlin, who is a very capable replacement for the Englishman despite not being as high profile as the Bayern Munich man.

Should he sign for the Manchester United, Schneiderlin will become the second summer signing for Louis Van Gaal following the arrival of Dutch sensation Memphis Depay.

It does seem that the saga for the signature of Morgan Schneiderlin has come to an end with Manchester United beating Arsenal FC to the Southampton midfield man’s signature.