Marouane Fellaini says he has joined Manchester United because he wants to win trophies.
The Belgium international was aware that former club Everton were keen for him to stay. But after five years at Goodison Park the 25-year-old felt it was time to move on to pursue his ambitions of winning silverware and playing in the Champions League.
Fellaini said: “I know Everton wanted to keep me, but I played five years for Everton, it is time for me to leave. And I thank Everton and the supporters.
“It is a new story for me now. I want to win a trophy, I want to play Champions League, and with my new team I can.”
The £27.5m man is due to feature for Belgium against Scotland in tomorrow night’s World Cup qualifier.