Moyes: I didn’t want Fellaini as first signing

first_imgTransfers Moyes: I didn’t want Fellaini to be my first signing at Man Utd Goal Last updated 2 years ago 16:52 10/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HD Moyes Fellaini Getty Transfers Manchester United Premier League The Scotsman claims he was looking at landing Nemanja Matic but instead raided former club Everton for the Belgium international David Moyes has revealed he did not want Marouane Fellaini to be his first signing as Manchester United manager.Moyes moved to the Red Devils from Everton in 2013 and brought Fellaini with him, forking out £27.5 million for the Belgium international.However, the Scotsman claims he was actually looking to sign Nemanja Matic but ended up capturing Fellaini instead on transfer deadline day. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “You can ask my staff – the last thing I wanted was for Marouane Fellaini to be my first signing,” Moyes told Radio 5 live.”I knew, coming from my old club, the look was never going to be good.”I’ve got to say we looked at Matic as well. He hadn’t done well for Chelsea and had gone back to Benfica.Nemanja Matic Marouane Fellaini Man Utd 2017“He was a consideration. We probably did need a more defensive type player in hindsight.”Someone who would sit and play, make passes from the middle of the park. But we didn’t get a lot of the things we hoped for.”And in the end we only ended up getting Marouane on deadline day or we would’ve got no one in that summer at all.”Fellaini had initially struggled to win over the United faithful after switching from Everton, but the midfielder has caught the eye under Jose Mourinho’s tutelage.Man Utd win and over 2.5 v Liverpool 10/3The 29-year-old has impressed when playing alongside Matic, who joined United from Chelsea in the summer, in the heart of the midfield, scoring four goals in all competitions so far.last_img read more