Marouane Fellaini reveals contact with Hazard and Courtois of Chelsea

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Manchester United midfielder is hoping to get one over on his Chelsea mates at the weekend.

On Monday night Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini finally began to repay some of that whopping transfer fee Manchester United paid Everton for his signature last summer.

He spent much of last term out of touch or out of action - so his goal against the Baggies was his first since becoming a Manchester United player.

Indeed were it not for a foot injury it is believed that United would have flogged him in the summer - with Napoli reportedly keen.

Fellaini has already discussed how the goal made him feel, but he is now looking forward to United's next game - Chelsea. Fellaini has caused The Blues problems in the past as an Everton player, as he has many of the top Premier League teams.

The game against Chelsea at Old Trafford represents the club's biggest challenge of the season so far - and Fellaini will be hoping to feature in the fixture, even if that is unlikely considering the quality of the team they are facing.

But he has revealed in an interview with United Uncovered how he has been speaking to a couple of Chelsea players ahead of the game.

He is international team-mates of Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois with Belgium and it sounds like the trio have had some banter this week ahead of the crunch tie:

"We've always had that spirit in the group and it will be an important quality against Chelsea. Everyone is looking forward to Sunday's match because playing in these big games is why you play football. That feeling when you step out at Old Trafford for these matches is always amazing. I'm sure it will be a good atmosphere but we have to stay focused.

"In the last couple of days I've spoken with Eden Hazard who is a very good friend of mine, as is Thibaut Courtois. We will see who is happiest on Sunday – hopefully it's us! It would mean a lot to win that game and it would give us confidence for the next match against Manchester City, which is another big game. It would be a very important three points and everyone is working hard to try to achieve that."

It will be interesting to see who comes out on top of this interesting battle of Belgians when Manchester United take on Chelsea this Sunday.

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