Fellaini reveals move relief

Marouane Fellaini admits he endured a nervy end to the transfer window as he waited on a switch to Manchester United.

Last Updated: 07/09/13 at 10:38 Post Comment

Marouane Fellaini: Confident he can land silverware with Manchester United

Marouane Fellaini: Confident he can land silverware with Manchester United

With the clock ticking down to the 11pm deadline, Fellaini handed in a transfer request at Everton in an effort to force through a deal.

He got his wish as United wrapped up an agreement with just minutes to spare.

Fellaini is now looking forward to taking on a new challenge at Old Trafford and believes he is linking up with a squad that is capable of defending its Premier League title.

The Belgium international told Sky Sports after playing 68 minutes for his country in a 2-0 victory over Scotland on Friday: "It was a great week for me. It was nervous on Monday, but I have my transfer and I won with Belgium, so I'm happy.

"When I started the campaign with Everton, I looked forward for a transfer and in the end I am happy.

"I look forward to playing with the players. I need to work hard for my place. I want to win something with Manchester. I want to play a lot of games and win a trophy.

"It will be tough, every year it is tough for the big teams. But I think Manchester United have quality to win the trophy. I look forward to this.

"It's a big step for me. But I have played for five years in England, I know the league and I know the players, so I don't think I will have a problem with this move."

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