United morning news: Fellaini reveals what van Gaal told him; Rooney on England

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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has revealed what Louis van Gaal has told him about a starting spot at Old Trafford.

In an interview with VTM News, the Belgian international said, “Van Gaal told me there is a lot of competition (for places) so it’s up to me to show that I have to play.”

Many expected the former Everton player to be on his way this summer, but he has until at least January to prove he is a United-calibre player after all.

In other news, United and England skipper Wayne Rooney has revealed that he has introduced player-only meetings for the national team.

In quotes published by Goal.com, the front-man said, “We’ve had meetings amongst ourselves – just players in the rooms – watching videos and discussing how we can do better as a team,” the forward said.

“In the meetings, you’re having players speak up who wouldn’t normally when coaches are there,”

Rooney appears to be embracing his new role as Three Lions captain, and he will now be hoping to inspire his club-mates to their first domestic win of the season against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

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