Newly-signed Fellaini believes Manchester United will retain Premier League title
Manchester United’s newly-signed in midfielder Marouane Fellaini believes his side is strong enough to retain the Premier League title. There have been doubts about Manchester United being able to mount a serious challenge for the league title because of few signings and shallow talent pool, but Fellaini insists the club is in contention for the Premier League title.
Fellaini completed the move from Everton to Manchester United to become the club’s fifth most expensive signing in history this summer, but that’s pretty much it when it comes to bringing new faces to Old Trafford. Manchester United manager David Moyes has faced a difficult transfer window having lost most of his transfer targets to rivals.
Chelsea and Manchester City are on the rise, but Fellaini sees Manchester United, who won the league with 11 points last season, arrive at another glorious end to the season.
“It will be tough, every year is tough for the big teams but I think Manchester United has the quality to win the championship so I look forward to this,” Fellaini told PA Sport. “To win a trophy with Manchester United and play a lot of games, that is important.”
Fellaini claims he is happy with life at his new club and hopes himself quickly settling into the squad. So far, Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverly have been David Moyes’ top-choices in the midfield, but the arrival of Fellaini could change that.
Fellaini, who is more suited to Carrick’s role, is expected to immediately pick up his debut. The versatile midfielder could end Anderson and Phil Jones career in the Manchester United midfield.
“It is a big step for me. But I have played 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,” Fellaini added.
“I am playing with big players so I need to work hard for my place. I watched the game (against Liverpool) and in the second half the team played very well and had a lot of chances but couldn't score, but football is like this.”
Fellaini, who became Manchester United’s latest addition on Monday, was signed in by Everton at the club’s record transfer fee in 2008. The versatile midfielder was in phenomenal form for Everton last year. With David Moyes’ exit from Everton, Fellaini was already expected to follow his boss to Old Trafford.
“When I started the campaign with Everton I looked forward to the transfer so in the end I was happy,” Fellaini said talking about his transfer saga. “I was a little bit nervous on Monday but in the end I have my transfer and I have won with Belgium so I am happy.”