Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick has welcomed the arrival of Marouane Fellaini from Everton, after the Belgian completed a £27.5m move on deadline day. 

United had long been linked with the 6" 4" midfielder throughout the window, with former Everton manager David Moyes having a combined bid for both Fellaini and Leighton Baines rejected earlier in the window.

But the Scotsman got his man, with the Belgian expected to compete with Michael Carrick for a place in the side. 

A welcomed problem for many title winners is the competition for places, and this will be just the case in the Manchester United side.

Carrick and Fellaini will be competing with Anderson, Shinji Kagawa, Tom Cleverley and Darren Fletcher for the central-midfield roles this season, meaning competition will be fierce. 

But this is something that Carrick welcomes, as United bid to regain their Premier League title. 

Carrick told reporters: "It's something I welcome (the competition for places). The more top quality players you have in your squad, whether it's in my position or not, the better it is for the team. 

"It's not a case of me thinking, 'I might not be in the team', I will still have to play well to be in it regardless," Carrick added.

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