Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been hitting the headlines this morning.
The 26-year-old came on as a substitute at the start of the second half and found the target just three minutes later. It was Fellaini’s first competitive goal for United, and he was understandably overjoyed (click here to read more).
Fellaini joined United from Everton in 2013 for a transfer fee of £27.5 million. But failure to perform well last season saw him strongly linked with a move away from Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.
The former Standard Liege star, though, picked up an injury towards the end of the window and was eventually retained by new United manager Louis van Gaal.
When asked by Sky Sports if he thought that he had to leave in the summer, Fellaini said: ‘I am happy here. The manager trusts me. I work every day. Every day I work very hard in training. After that, the manager takes the decision’.
Fellaini is unlikely to be perceived by Van Gaal as a player who can feature in the starting line-up week in and week out. However, as he showed against West Brom, the former Everton star can make an impact off the bench and will be a valuable squad player as the season progresses.