Marouane Fellaini unveiled after ‘dream move’ to Manchester United

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With all the international action over the past week, plenty of big name signings have now returned to their new teams after making moves on transfer deadline day.

One of those players is Manchester United’s new midfielder Marouane Fellaini and 25-year-old Belgian international finally spoke to the press for the first time on Friday since his move from Everton.

United’s new signing is delighted to have joined the Red Devils and can’t wait to take the next step on his career after excelling at Everton over the last five seasons.

“I came here to win trophies. For me, it’s a dream to join the biggest club in the world,” Fellaini said. “I need to work hard for my place – there are a lot of good players. I need to show my ability, I’ll keep focused. I want to help the team and give everything. I know the manager and the quality of the players here, it’s good for me to help me play well here.”

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Saturday could see Fellaini make his United debut as Crystal Palace roll into Old Trafford ready to feel the wrath of a wounded United side following their defeat to fierce rivals Liverpool last time out. In Friday’s press conference David Moyes was also present and spoke about United’s failed attempt to grab both Leighton Baines and Fellaini from former club Everton

In the end, Fellaini was Moyes’ top target and United finally got their man on deadline day.

And the $42 million signing from Everton is adamant he can bring something different to United’s midfield and wants to repay the faith shown in him by his long-time boss Moyes.

“I will prove myself on the pitch. Some people don’t like my qualities, but I don’t care,” Fellaini said. “The manager, staff and players here know me. The manager gave me confidence [when he signed him at Everton]. I didn’t know anyone, but he helped me.”

Fellaini is likely to slot into the United side ahead of Tom Cleverley or Michael Carrick with the lanky attacking midfielder able to give United something completely different as they aim to kick on from a mixed set of results to start off the league campaign. His style of play is aggressive and he can get stuck in, win balls in the air and grab crucial goals that will be vital to Manchester Untied across all competitions.

One thing is for certain, having Fellaini around will help Moyes in trying to force his own brand of soccer on United’s current players and help with the transition from the Sir Alex Ferguson era. With his signature Afro haircut and highly-competitive attitude on the pitch, there’s no doubt that United’s fans will take a shine to their marquee summer signing.

Because the big Belgian is hell-bent on winning trophies.

At long last, Butland returns to full training with Stoke

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Stoke City’s long-coming goalkeeping dilemma will come to a head soon, as Jack Butland is back in training.

A year ago today, the Potters confirmed that star backstop Butland would miss EURO 2016 with a broken ankle. He’d need multiple surgeries as recovery dragged on and on.

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That was more palatable thanks to the play of Lee Grant, who arrived on loan from Derby County but became a permanent Potter in January. Grant has been a key part of Stoke’s season.

Butland is contracted to Stoke through 2021, and he’ll ascend to the starting gig sooner rather than later. But Grant is in the catbird seat for now, and at least will have made himself attractive to other clubs seeking a keeper.

Report: Everton linked with $4 million swoop for Canada’s Larin

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The Sun only hits on a few of the many transfer rumors it tosses around, but this one bears a second look for fans of Everton, MLS, and Canada.

Everton is already eyeing replacements for Romelu Lukaku, according to the report, and is hunting for a bargain in Canadian national teamer Cyle Larin.

Larin, 21, was the first overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by Orlando City SC after an electric career at UConn.

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He’s since scored 35 goals in 63 matches for the Lions, picking up three in his first two matches of the 2017 season. The 6-foot-1 Ontario native has five goals for Canada in 19 caps.

The Sun says Larin would cost close to $4 million, a fraction of what the Toffees will get if they sell Lukaku.

Fan dies after falling off football stadium in Brazil

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SAO PAULO (AP) A Brazilian football fan has died after falling 25 meters from the top of Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo onto a parking lot.

The height is equivalent to an eight-story building.

Bruno Pereira da Silva, aged 23, suffered head injuries and died upon arrival at a local hospital on Sunday.

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He and other fans were attempting to jump to a section of the stadium where they could get a better view of the Sao Paulo state championship match between Sao Paulo and archrival Corinthians. The game ended 1-1.

Friends of da Silva told Brazilian media Silva was attending his first football match.

CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers: CRC, Honduras get off the mat

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The two traditional CONCACAF powers are riding high following Friday’s round of World Cup qualifiers, while the two other sides to qualify for Brazil 2014 are licking their wounds.

Honduras and Costa Rica both found themselves on the wrong side of shutout losses to the United States and Mexico, while Trinidad and Tobago injected itself into the discussion with a home win over Panama.

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What’s cooking for Tuesday? Read on:

Honduras vs. Costa Rica — 5 p.m. EDT Tuesday

Two sides which love to play physical, on-the-edge soccer meet on the heels of Friday losses. Expect Jorge Luis Pinto’s Catrachos to adapt after a 6-0 beatdown at the hands of the U.S., but they’ll have to do much, much better at home.

The dates at Estadio Morazan have to be the key for Honduras to climb into the Top Three, and it’ll be buoyed by memories of its 3-1 win over T&T two rounds ago. As for Costa Rica, Los Ticos aim to respond from conceding their first two goals of the Hex.

Trinidad and Tobago vs. Mexico — 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday

Kevin Molino’s strike gave T&T its first three points of qualifying, but its odds of getting a result against visiting Mexico aren’t nearly as good. The Soca Warriors desperation will be easy to see, as June’s qualifiers include trips to the U.S. and Costa Rica.

El Tri now has wins in two of its trickier Hex matches after adding Friday’s 2-0 win over Costa Rica to its upset of the Yanks in Columbus. Ten points through four matches would be exemplary; A draw or loss leaves the door open for Costa Rica to summit the Hex table.

United States vs. Panama — 10:05 p.m. EDT Tuesday

Read our extensive preview here, but the upshot is this: The United States can rise into the Top Three by beating Panama, while Los Canaleros will be happy to scoop a draw to stem any bleeding cause by Molino and T&T.