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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.

USA 4-0 Panama: United States top Group A

KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 01:  Jordan Morris #9 of the USA celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the 1st minute of the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying match against Canada at Sporting Park on October 1, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The United States U-23 team exploded for four goals in the second half to down Panama 4-0, as the U.S. finish atop Group A in Olympic qualifying with a perfect three wins from three matches.

They advance to the semifinals, where they will face either Mexico or Honduras.

Thanks to a 2-2 draw between Canada and Cuba earlier in the evening, the U.S. had already clinched the top spot in Group A before this match began. With the United States’ win, Canada also advances into the semifinals as the second-place team.

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The U.S. had a golden opportunity to take the lead in the 11th minute, but Panama goalkeeper Elieser Powell made a higlight-reel save on Gedion Zelalem. Maki Tall moved in and fired a low shot on goal, forcing Powell to dive down and make a stop. The rebound rolled right out to Zelalem, who had the whole goal in front of him, but somehow Powell reached to get a hand on it, deflecting the shot over the bar.

Tied 0-0 at halftime, Andreas Herzog made some adjustments to his lineup, bringing in Jordan Morris and Jerome Kiesewetter for Tall and Zelalem. The substitutions paid immediate dividends, as the United States jumped out to a three-goal lead within minutes.

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In the 51st minute, Gboly Ariyibi’s cross took a deflection off Fidel Escobar and into the net, ruled an own goal on the Panamanian defender.

Two minutes later, substitute Jerome Kiesewetter took a pass from Luis Gil and fired a right-footed shot from a tight angle to the far post, doubling the United States’ lead. It was a very clean finish from the German-born Stuttgart product.

Three minutes after scoring a goal, Kiesewetter grabbed an assist as he combined with fellow substitute Jordan Morris to make it 3-0. Kiesewetter ran down the right wing and played a low cross in, where Morris tapped home his third goal of the tournament.

Kiesewetter continued his stellar half, blowing by a defender before doing well to draw a foul in the box. Luis Gil stepped up to the spot and buried the penalty, as the U.S. went 4-0 up in the 71st minute.

With the result, the United States heads into the semifinals with a +11 goal differential, outscoring their opponents 13-2 in the group stage. A win in the semis would guarantee the U.S. a spot in the 2016 Olympics.

Bayern, Germany legend Gerd Muller suffering from Alzheimer’s

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY  01:  Gerd Muller during a media event discussing the Golden Boot comptetition in the FIFA 2010 World Cup held at the adidas Jo'bulani Central in Sandton Convention Centre on July 1, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Dominic Barnardt/Getty Images for adidas)
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Bayern Munich has confirmed that legendary goalscorer Gerd Muller is suffering from Alzheimer’s.

Muller’s 70th birthday is in November, and the club published a statement that no celebrations would be held due to his ongoing treatment.

One of the greatest strikers to ever play the game, Muller scored 525 goals during his 15-years with Bayern, the most in club history. Karl Heinze-Rummenigge is Bayern’s second leading goalscorer with 218 goals.

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Rummenigge currently serves as the club’s director, and spoke about Muller’s legacy.

Gerd Müller is one of the all-time greats of world football. Without his goals, Bayern Munich and German football would not be what it is today.

There will probably never be another goalscorer like Gerd, yet despite all his successes, he was always very humble and reserved, which particularly impressed me.

He was a fantastic team-mate and is a friend. Gerd will always enjoy a place in the Bayern family.

After he ended his playing career, he brought his experience as a coach of youngsters to the club, helping define the likes of world champions Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Müller, and we are also grateful to him for this.

Muller won the Golden Boot at the 1970 World Cup with ten goals, helping West Germany to a third-place finish. That same year he won the Ballon d’Or as the best player in the world, and helped the West German team capture the European Championship in 1972 and the World Cup in 1974.

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He is one of the top scorers in German national team history with 68 goals, second only to Miroslav Klose’s 71. However, Muller reached 68 goals in just 62 caps, while it took Klose 137 appearances to reach his mark. His 14 World Cup goals are third all-time to Klose (16) and Ronaldo (14).