Manchester United's World Cup hero scored goal for his family

Marouane Fellaini Belgium

Marouane Fellaini has spoken about his match-winning performance for Belgium yesterday.

Belgium got their World Cup campaign under way yesterday with a tight affair against Algeria they were expected to win comfortably prior to kick off.

But they lacked bite and presence up the field as Algeria went into a 1-0 lead against their fancied opponents.

All that changed, surprisingly for one set of Premier League football fans, with the introduction of one of their players.

Marc Wilmots was not pleased with the way his team were performing and made three substitutions in the second half that changed the game. Divock Origi, who offered much more than the clearly injured Romelu Lukaku up front, Dries Mertens, who scored the winning goal and Marouane Fellaini, who got the ball rolling.

The £27.5 million midfielder had a woeful debut season at Manchester United last term despite his excellent form prior to the move at Everton. But he has been used in a more withdrawn position at Old Trafford then he was at Goodison Park - something that was not shown yesterday.

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots pushed him forward and he made a massive difference to proceedings - turning the game on its head.

And Fellaini has spoken about the win, mentioning he scored the goal for his family - who watched on in the crowd:

"I'm really happy for my family who followed me. This goal is for them...We were not aggressive enough and not in our game for half an hour. Since the beginning of the competition, the teams make the difference in the last 20 minutes. This is what we did on Tuesday."

The solution to his United woe is therefore obvious, Louis van Gaal just needs to buy his family season tickets for Old Trafford.

Then United can see the real Fellaini.

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