Marouane Fellaini says his move to Manchester United has enabled him to realise his childhood dream of joining "the biggest club in the world".
The Belgium international completed a €32.5 million move to Old Trafford on deadline day, after having seen a number of bids for his services rejected by Everton.
However, while the midfielder admitted the protracted nature of the move was tortuous, the chance to play for the Premier League champions made the struggle more than worth it.
"I’m very, very happy," Fellaini told the club's official website. "It’s a big moment for me.
"I waited for a long time, I’ve worked hard for this and I’m very happy to join this big club, this great club. I hope to do everything for this club.
"It’s the biggest club in the world, so of course I wanted to join this club. I tried everything to join the club.
"It’s been difficult, a very long day. I waited to the end… I know the situation, but this day has been very long.
"When I was young it was a dream to play for Manchester United. Now I’m here so I’ll try to give my best to the club. I want to win trophies. That’s the most important thing."
Fellaini, who is currently on international duty, joined Everton from Standard Liege in 2008.