Marouane Fellaini has admitted it was always his dream to play for Manchester United since he was a young boy after completing a deal at the last minute on transfer deadline day.
The 25-year-old was David Moyes’ only first team signing this summer and follows him from Everton having played underneath the Scot since 2008 in Merseyside.
His bullish, physical style of play is something many fans feel United have lacked since Roy Keane’s departure and it will be exciting to see how much he can improve United’s midfield.
Belgium’s national team is nicknamed the ‘Red Devils’ so Fellaini is now a fully fledged Red Devil for club and country, and in his first interview as a United player with MUTV, Fellaini couldn’t hide his excitement at his move to Old Trafford
How do you feel now you’re a Manchester United player?
I’m very, very happy. It’s a big moment for me. I waited for a long time, I’ve worked hard for this and I’m very happy to join this big club, this great club. I hope to do everything for this club.
When you knew Manchester United wanted you, did you always want to come here?
Of course. It’s the biggest club in the world so of course I wanted to join this club. I tried everything to join the club.
What’s today been like? It went right for the deadline…
It’s been difficult, a very long day. I waited to the end… I know the situation, but this day has been very long.
You’ve played and scored at Old Trafford, but what will it mean to run out with a red shirt on?
It’s a big stadium, a big club. I hope I can score a lot of goals for Manchester United.
What do you hope you can achieve as a Manchester United player?
When I was young it was a dream to play for Manchester United. Now I’m here so I’ll try to give my best to the club. I want to win trophies. That’s the most important thing.