Marouane Fellaini has revealed that nerves nearly got the better of him as he waited for his transfer to Manchester United to go through, reports Sky Sports.
David Moyes left it late to move for the man he originally brought Everton, only making a bid on transfer deadline day.
With the officials over at Goodison Park refusing to negotiate, Fellaini took drastic action by handing in a last minute transfer request - forfeiting millions in loyalty fees as a result.
A £27.5m fee was agreed but there were times when it looked like the deal would not go through in time.
But Fellaini eventually sealed his move to Old Trafford with just minutes to spare before the 11om deadline.
And the Belgium star says he can now look forward to the new challenge with Moyes at Manchester United after enduring a nervy time of it on Monday.
After Belgium's 2-0 win over Scotland last night he told Sky Sports: "It was a great week for me. It was nervous on Monday, but I have my transfer and I won with Belgium, so I'm happy.
"When I started the campaign with Everton, I looked forward for a transfer and in the end I am happy.
"I look forward to playing with the players. I need to work hard for my place. I want to win something with Manchester. I want to play a lot of games and win a trophy.
The step up to the Premier League champions will be a challenge, admits Fellaini but he believes his experience in the English game will help make the move to Old Trafford appear seamless.
"It will be tough, every year it is tough for the big teams," he said. "But I think Manchester United have quality to win the trophy. I look forward to this."It's a big step for me.
"But I have played for 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."