Hull City have completed the signing of Manchester United Under-21 captain James Weir on transfer deadline day.

Weir, 21, joins the Tigers on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee, having made just one appearance for the United first-team under Louis van Gaal last season. He links up with striker Will Keane, who also made the move from Old Trafford to the KCOM Stadium on Tuesday (30 August).

Speaking to Hull's official website, Weir said: "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.

"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.

James Weir
Weir (centre) captained United's Under-21 side to league success last season. Getty

"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."

Despite their impressive start to the season, Hull had failed to sign a single player prior to the start of the new campaign. The Tigers have since bolstered their squad with the signings of goalkeeper David Marshall, record signing Ryan Mason and now the former United duo of Keane and Weir.

Weir is the second departure on what has been a very quiet transfer deadline day for Jose Mourinho's side. United's only other piece of business has seen 19-year-old goalkeeper Dean Henderson sign for Grimsby Town on loan until January 2017.

England Under-20 international Henderson, who featured for United's Under-23 side in their recent Premier League 2 clash with Southampton, will link up with the League Two side and could make his debut on Saturday (3 September) against Notts County.