David Moyes is at last looking somewhere else after falling out to attract Cesc Fabregas to Old Trafford. Rumours are that Moyes now wants to settle down things with Marouane Fellaini. The 25-year old Belgian international currently plays as a midfielder at the blue part of Merseyside; that is Moyes’ former club Everton.
After succeeding the legendary Scott manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Moyes has so far assigned only young Uruguayan full-back Guillermo Varela in his squad. The Red Devils’ midfield is in an ambiguous with only Carrick to name as a potential world class player. Moyes is in a desperate search for a prolific midfielder who can bear the responsibilities to reinforce the midfield. But after getting rejected twice for Fabregas, Moyes has finally turned his eyes somewhere else. That is his former club’s player, Marouane Fellaini. Though Fellaini would not be an ideal alternative dish to Fabregas or Scholes, but he has skill, tremendous presence and threat, as evidenced by his 12 goal spree for Everton last season.
In 2008, then Everton manager Moyes brought the Belgian from Standard Liege. Since then and since then Fellaini has represented Everton 173 times, scoring 32 goals for them. He seems to have a cordial relation with David Moyes and Fellaini wants to stretch their partnership even at Old Trafford. United are in pole position for his signature and they are aware of the £23.5m buyout clause in his contract, which expires on 15 August. So both the clubs will be eager to finish off the deal sooner than later.
Whereas so far Moyes has only succeeded in bringing in only Vadillo, he seems confident of signing few players in less than a month before the closure of the transfer window.
“There will be reinforcements – they will come and we will get them,” he said to the Times. “I do think we will sign some players before the window shuts.”
He has also been asked about the future of Rooney in the club and whether the player is aware of Chelsea’s second proposal for him. Moyes said:
“I’ve not asked him. You don’t need to convince anybody to play for Manchester United.
“Is his fitness more of a concern than his future? Yes. We’re trying to get Wayne into a condition where he is ready to play.”