Yanga-Mbiwa spent eight years with Montpellier and last season played alongside Arsenalâ€™s Olivier Giroud as the club shocked French football by winning the title.
He said: â€œI want to push my limits as I find the Premier League magnificent.
â€œIn terms of the tackling it corresponds to the way I play and to what I like. Above all, they live for football.
â€œI like Manchester United â€” itâ€™s the first shirt I had. Itâ€™s true that people expect a lot of me and I try and live up to that. But itâ€™s a good form of pressure that helps you advance and to be even more dedicated, more professional and irreproachable.
â€œI like to watch videos of my future opponents, the way the opposition striker behaves. Itâ€™s amusing. It becomes like a game between me and the striker, who guesses first what the other one will do."