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[Photo]: Marouane Fellaini will wear no.31 shirt for Manchester United

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Manchester United new signing Marouane Fellaini will wear the no 31 jersey for the Old Trafford club in the coming season.

The Belgian was the first major signing of the club, after he joined right at the end, on the transfer deadline day, after handing in a transfer request to manager Roberto Martinez, hours before the window closed.

MF1 1 [Photo]: Marouane Fellaini will wear no.31 shirt for Manchester United

The 25-year-old joined the club on a long term contract, after both clubs had agreed a £27.5 million deal. The Belgian however had a release clause of £23.5 million, which expired after 31st July.

The Red Devils also targeted Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, but the deal collapsed in the end, despite reports emerging from Spain, that United officials have travelled to Spain with a view to conducting a last minute transfer. However, United moved quickly and wrapped the deal for Fellaini in the nick of time.

Since joining Everton in 2008, he made 163 appearances for the Toffees and scored 32 goals for the Merseyside club. Manager David Moyes said he is delighted to bring him to Old Trafford having worked with him for five years at Everton.

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Comments (8)

  1. Fellaini the best for man united center midfielder i think he wil make a good impart into united midfielder.

  2. Fellaini has alot to offer, he will be a great pair with carrick i believe

  3. well done moyes but need improvement next transfer window.

  4. I hope he will improve our midfield.

  5. Not a single bid was submitted for OZIL which would have helped united to become a way stronger team along side with Rooney n van persei. It was an absolutely disappointing window!!!

  6. Next time fast and sign good players before they hijack it from you.

  7. one question to ask..everybody wanted ozil to sign for united yet 90% of united fans wanted kagawa to have his place in the current united team and so do i,,so how will a team accumulate ozil,kagawa,rooney and were will chicharito be on this squad..my point is we never need ozil we have SHINJI the master pass,,we never need fabby coz we have kagawa…all we were suppose to do was to offload this unwanted excess(young,smalling,valencia,loan welbeck to sunderland or stock) let luis nani,januzja,lingard,anderson and shinji kagawa explore united to its best

    • i agree with you jamal. shinji is a great player. i tink moyes has no first eleven yet, he is still selecting i think