Marouane Fellaini: What Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal told me to do v West Bromwich Albion in Premier League

Marouane Fellaini

Marouane Fellaini speaks after scoring his first competitive goal for Manchester United in Monday’s Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion.

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has revealed what manager Louis van Gaal told him to do against West Bromwich Albion.

The Belgium international came on as a substitute at the start of the second half in the Premier League match at The Hawthorns.

In the first half Van Gaal was caught on camera giving instructions to Fellaini, indicating that the former Everton star could be brought on in the second period.

The 26-year-old replaced Ander Herrera at the break and scored a goal just three minutes later - his first competitive goal for United.

‘I have to put pressure, I have to go to the box’, Fellaini told Sky Sports when asked what Van Gaal had told him in the first half. ‘I did. I scored so it’s good for me and good for the team’.

The match eventually ended in a 2-2 draw, with United now sixth in the Premier League table with 12 points from eight matches.

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