Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has stated that he expected Marouane Fellaini to eventually come good at Old Trafford
It was well documented that Manchester United underwent a torrid season last term under manager David Moyes and the Red Devils ultimately slumped to a 7th place finish in the Premier League.
Unsurprisingly, the unpopular Moyes paid the price for United’s terrible campaign after being sacked less than one year into his six year contract.
While Moyes was the man who was largely held responsible for United’s atrocious season, fans were not too pleased with the Scotsman’s big money signing Marouane Fellaini as well.
Fellaini arrived at United from Everton for a fee of around £27.5million but he never really got going at Old Trafford and was often made the scapegoat for United’s failings on the pitch.
Despite his torrid first season at United though, new manager Louis van Gaal kept faith in Fellaini and the Belgian midfielder has more than manage to repay the Dutchman by establishing himself as a key member in the Red Devils’ revival this term.
Now considered one of the most integral players of the United squad, Fellaini has become sort of a fans favourite at Old Trafford and it represents a huge turnaround for the 27-year old.
Many have been left surprised by Fellaini’s rise to prominence at United but former boss Moyes does not share the sentiment and has stated that he eventually expected the former Everton star to come good despite his poor start at the club.
Speaking to the Express, Moyes said, “I am not surprised at Fellaini because I thought he had made a big impact on England over the years.
“He will not be everyone’s cup of tea, but he can affect games and you want players who can affect games. He texts me quite regularly and I always text him back and tell him how well he is doing. I’m really pleased for him.”