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Ryan Giggs: 'Marouane Fellaini was a panic buy'

Ryan Giggs admits that Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini was a "panic" buy after the first transfer window under David Moyes "didn't go to plan".

Ryan Giggs has described Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini as a "panic buy".

The 28-year-old was bought by former Red Devils boss David Moyes just over three years ago on transfer deadline day, the club paying Everton £27m for his services.

Giggs, who assisted Moyes during his short spell at Old Trafford, told the Manchester Evening News: "The recruitment in that first summer under David Moyes didn't go to plan.

"Signing Marouane Fellaini so close to the deadline that August, the club's only major deal in a summer when we needed two or three big names, suggested that things were not running smoothly.

"United had signed players late in the window before – Dimitar Berbatov in 2008 springs to mind – but this time was different. This time it was more of a panic."

Fellaini has made 96 appearances for United, scoring 11 goals.


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Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs walks to the dugout prior to kick-off against Norwich in the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
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