Marouane Fellaini completed his “dream” move to Manchester United with moments to spare on Monday 2 September 2013, transfer deadline day, and in doing so became the first major signing of David Moyes' time as United manager.
It was the second time the towering Belgium international had been bought by the then-Reds boss, who previously acquired his services for Everton in 2008. That deal - with the Toffees paying a club-record fee to Standard Liege - was also pushed through on transfer deadline day.
Fellaini achieved great success under Moyes at Goodison Park, helping the Toffees finish fifth during his first season in the Barclays Premier League. His efforts yielded the club's Young Player of the Year award, voted for by Everton supporters.
In his second season in England, Marouane caught the eye once again, prompting his manager to declare him the “best midfielder” in the top flight. Unfortunately, an ankle problem sustained during the Merseyside derby in January ruled him out for the rest of that campaign.
Fellaini's involvement in 2010/11 was also limited by injury but he produced his best form in the following season. Playing in a more advanced role,