Manchester United summer signing Marouane Fellaini says he endured a few nervous moments before completing his transfer deadline day move to the Premier League champions. The Belgian international left Everton to rejoin former boss David Moyes at Old Trafford for £27.5m, according to the BBC.
"It was nervous on Monday, but I have my transfer and I won with Belgium [Fellaini helped his country beat Scotland 2-0 at Hampden Park on Friday] so I'm happy. It was a great week for me. When I started the campaign with Everton, I looked forward for a transfer and in the end I am happy," the 25-year-old told Sky Sports.
Fellaini is Moyes' only major signing of the summer and that has increased pressure on the midfielder, particularly since rivals Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham have all recruited heavily ahead of the 2013/14 Premier League season.
The midfielder says his first priority is to win a regular place in Moyes' United team.
"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," he explained.
"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."
Moyes has not had the happiest of starts to his first league season with United. The club won the traditional season-opener - the Community Shield - against Wigan Athletic, courtesy of a Robin van Persie brace and hammered Swansea City 4-1 in the first league game. However, since then, a dour draw at home to Chelsea and a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield have left United seventh in the table, with only four points from three games and already behind Liverpool, Chelsea, City, Arsenal and Tottenham.