Manchester United new boy Marouane Fellaini has spoken for the first time since making his £27.5million deadline-day move and admits it is a “dream” to be at Old Trafford.
Manchester United and David Moyes officially unveiled Fellaini as their new signing at a scheduled press conference at Old Trafford on Friday afternoon, both Moyes and Fellaini spoke to the media about his big money move to the Premier League Champions.
“I came here to win trophies. For me, it’s a dream to join the biggest club in the world. I need to work hard for my place – there are a lot of good players.
I need to show my ability, I’ll keep focused. I want to help the team and give everything. I know the manager and the quality of the players here, it’s good for me to help me play well here.
“I will prove myself on the pitch. Some people don’t like my qualities, but I don’t care.
The manager, staff and players here know me. The manager gave me confidence [when he signed him at Everton]. I didn’t know anyone, but he helped me.”
Fellaini was very complimentary on his time at Everton, speaking highly of everyone at the club.
He also spoke about his relief at getting the contract signed with Manchester United just before that deadline day had finished.
The Belgium international added:
“With Everton and the chairman, we never knew about the deal. Sometimes, I thought there was no chance, but in the end I was so happy to join United.
“I talked with the manager, because it was a big opportunity to join one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“Of course, United want big players, but the main thing was for me to stay fit and wait until the end of the window. Everton was a great club for me, great team-mates and great moments.
I respect the fans but it was time for me to leave.
“I’ve found the intensity of training to be a step up from Everton. United are a big team with big players, and Everton were a great team too.
But the difference is that United have won trophies.”
Fellaini is set to make his debut today against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.