On this day: Fellaini 'integral', Arsenal double Dortmund raid and Sakho on move

Marouane Fellaini Belgium

On the 6th September 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Let's cast our eyes back to this exact day, the 6th September 2014, but a year earlier.

What were the main tales from that day? What big events were happening in Premier League football?

Here are some of the big scoops from the 6th September 2013…

Fellaini 'integral'

Manchester United's new assistant manager Steve Round was discussing the arrival of Marouane Fellaini from his former club Everton.

Fellaini joined United from Everton for a fee in the region of £27.5 million on Deadline Day last summer. However many a United fan was not exactly excited with the signature, and were venting their frustrations on social media.

However Round believed the Belgian international would become 'integral' to the side:

"Marouane was ready for this step up. He'll fit in well with the professionalism here and relish the challenge. I am sure Marouane will settle in very quickly and be an integral part of United's success in the future, I really do."

However Fellaini struggled with poor form and injury issues throughout the majority of his first season at United, and the fans fears have been proven to be true.

United tried to sell him this summer, but an ankle injury meant he was not available for transfer.

Double Deutsch

Arsenal were reportedly eyeing up a double Dortmund raid in the January transfer window. Multiple reports were suggesting that Arsene Wenger had earmarked Marco Reus and Ilkay Gundogan of the Bundesliga club to help his team go forward.

However Reus continues to be linked with Arsenal, and remains with Dortmund. Meanwhile Gundogan has barely played football in the past year because of a nerve problem with his back.

Neither seem likely to be on their way to Arsenal anytime soon.

I'll do what I Mamadou

Mamadou Sakho was explaining his reasons for joining Liverpool - and claimed he had no regrets about leaving his boyhood club Paris Saint-Germain. the French international stated:

I am very proud to have signed at Liverpool.

"Early in the summer I had a talk with my PSG coach and chairman. Some things were said but not necessarily with any result. But there is no problem and I feel not bitterness. It was my choice to leave. No one pushed me to the exit door. Contrary to what I could hear, I don't fear competition. At Liverpool, do you believe there will be no competition in my position?"

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch