Marouane Fellaini completed his switch from Everton to Manchester United three hours after the transfer had slammed shut.
The 2am deal sealed Fellaini's move to be reunited with ex-Everton manager David Moyes with a transfer deal of £27.5million.
After securing his move, Fellaini told Sky Sports News: "I am thrilled to sign for Manchester United.
He praised Moyes who is billed as the 'Chosen One' to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as manager of United.
"I have known the manager for many years now and I have a lot of respect for his way of working."
The Belgian then added: 'When I was given the opportunity to work with him again, I jumped at the chance."
Fellaini is looking forward to the prospect of being a United player and for the challenges that lie in store for him this season.
"I believe that I can make a real contribution to the team's efforts to win trophies in the future."
"Being a Manchester United player is something that every player dreams of and I believe that I can make a real contribution to the team's efforts to win trophies in the future."
The midfielder, who joined Everton from Standard Liege for £15million in 2008, was contracted to the Toffees until 2016 but due to a release clause in his contract he was able to make the move to Old Trafford.
He finished last season as the Everton's top scorer with 12 goals in all competitions. This impressive statistic underlines the goal threat he can provide. On paper the ex-Everton looks to be a very good addition to Moyes' side.
Fellaini could make his United debut in the Premier League clash at home to Crystal Palace on September 14.
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