‘The last thing I wanted to do was sign Fellaini’ – Moyes

Date published: Saturday 14th October 2017 11:40

David Moyes has claimed that he never wanted to sign Marouane Fellaini for Manchester United.

Fellaini was the only first-team signing Moyes made in his first and only summer in charge of United.

The Scot was largely derided for the deal, having signed Fellaini for £4million more than his release clause, which expired a month prior.

Moyes would have been privy to said clause as the previous Everton manager, but has explained that signing Fellaini was “the last thing I wanted to do”.

“I never wanted Marouane Fellaini to be my first Manchester United signing,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“If you brought my staff in here and sat round with them and asked them what we planned to do, the last thing I wanted to do was sign Fellaini.

“I knew, coming from my old club, the look of him was never going to be [right for United]

“I’ve got to say, we looked at Matic as well. Matic at that time hadn’t done so well for Chelsea, had gone back to Benfica, and he was a consideration.

“We looked at him, and in a way we did really need a more defensive type, maybe someone who would sit and play and make passes from the middle of the park.

“But we didn’t get a lot of the things we hoped for, and in the end we only got Marouane on deadline day otherwise we would have had no signings at all that summer.”

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