Manchester United made a significant statement of intent on Monday as they announced the signings of Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin and Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger, as Louis van Gaal bolstered his midfield.

The double swoop was also boosted by the news that United goalkeeper David de Gea was included in the Old Trafford club's tour of the United States, seemingly ruling out any imminent move to Real Madrid.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at some of the reaction on Twitter to the triple announcement by the Premier League club.

"Welcome to the biggest club in the world lads @BSchweinsteiger @SchneiderlinMo4 #mufc" - Rio Ferdinand seemed pleased with his former club's new signings.

"Let's go to #USA! Big welcome to our new teammates! #MUtour @ManUtd" - United midfielder Juan Mata is excited about the summer tour and his new team-mates.

"First Schweinsteiger, now Schneiderlin signs for Manchester United." - An understated reaction from Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker.

"Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin 2 more great signings for Man Utd. Still at 5/1 for Premier League. starting to look good value" - Former United winger Keith Gillespie fancies a flutter on his old club.

"Who do we think is next then? I imagine 2-3 more signings at least for @ManUtd. But who's realistic? 2 defenders and a striker? Thoughts.." - Olympic champion Greg Rutherford is not satisfied with just the two new midfield signings.

"Excited about this next stage of my career. Can't wait 2 enter the theatre of dreams as a @ManUtd player. #ADreamComeTrue #BeTheDifference" - Schneiderlin is excited about his new venture.

"Proud to wear my new jersey for @ManUtd!" - Schweinsteiger, tweeting a photo of himself from the club's official Twitter account.