New Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has said the Champions League football was a driving force behind his decision to leave Everton.
The Belgian left Merseyside on deadline day to join United in not exactly the most acrimonious fashion. Fellaini submitted a transfer request late on Monday night to force through his move to the champions, while Everton looked well equipped and prepared with his departure following the £13M transfer of Wigan midfielder James McCarthy and loan signing of holding midfielder Gareth Barry from Manchester City.
Fellaini eventually joined United for a £27.5M fee, being confirmed by news outlets and United an hour after the deadline closed.
After the confirmation of his signature, Fellaini was exhausted, yet very pleased to get his move to the Old Trafford outfit on an eventful night. Seemingly overwhelmed with the move, Fellaini also added that the opportunity to play Champions League football was a decisive factor in his move.
"I know Everton wanted to keep me but I played with them for five years and it was time to leave," the attacking midfielder told Sky Sports News.
"I want to thank Everton for supporting me but it's a new story for me now. I want to win the trophy, play Champions League and with United I can do that."
Fellaini was included in Manchester United's Champions League A list squad today, however fellow Belgian and young prodigy Adnan Januzaj wasn't even included in the B list to much surprise.
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