David Moyes and Marouane Fellaini both spoke exclusively to MUTV, moments after the Belgian midfielder's transfer from Everton was completed. Here's a transcript of the United manager's interview...
It’s the second time you’ve signed Marouane Fellaini. What qualities will he bring to Manchester United?
Several different qualities. He’s a very good footballer and a good technician. He has the ability to score goals and play in several different positions in the midfield. I think that’s an area where everybody felt we could do with strengthening. He’ll give us different options in different games in terms of where we can use him. He’s still young and improving. For me, he’s been one of the best midfielders in the Premier League over the last few seasons. If he can join a club like Manchester United and continue to improve hopefully we’ll have a real good player on our hands.
Are you confident he can flourish on the Old Trafford stage?
Yeah, I think everybody has to be given the chance to do that. I’m confident he can. I think he’s a talented boy. He has a good mentality, he’s a good professional. We’re looking forward to seeing how he does.
Do you think he has a best position, or are there a variety of ways he can help the team?
He helped me over the years in different ways. He can play higher up, if we need it, behind the striker or as a defensive or
"For me, Marouane Fellaini has been one of the best midfielders in the Premier League over the last few seasons. If he continues to improve at United, we’ll have a really good player on our hands."
- David Moyes