With Belgium having completed its rise to the top, Marouane Fellaini hopes to do the same with Manchester United. Except unlike his country, which is traversing new roads, the Red Devils are looking to return to glory.
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Speaking to our JPW, Fellaini spoke about club and country, where Fellaini has seen Belgium spring atop the FIFA rankings, and while the Red Devils’ road has been much more roundabout, they are in a Champions League place and in the hunt for the Premier League tidle.
Louis Van Gaal is a polarizing figure in charge of Manchester United, having cast out certain players and put faith in others, at times making enemies of friends and making friends of enemies. But Fellaini told Joe Prince-Wright he has put his full conviction behind the Dutchman, with the confidence that van Gaal will use his experience to bring Manchester United back to the top.
“We trust him. He is the manager, it is his philosophy and we have to continue like that,” Fellaini said. “I am sure the goals will come and the chances as well.”
Fellaini’s start to the current campaign has been a frustrating one with suspension and injury limiting his minutes. His brow furrows slightly as he talks about the opening few months of the season. He’s determined to show his worth to the Red Devils faithful.
“I didn’t start the season because I was banned three games. After that I would just come in 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes – that’s football,” Fellaini said. “The manager decides but I am sure my time will come and I will show myself. … I can help [score the goals] and I can play as well. Last season I scored goals and I did well. I’m sure my time will come and I will play.”