Manchester United youngster backs Fellaini after West Brom performance

Adnan Januzaj was pleased to heap praise on his friend Marouane Fellaini.

Finally, on Monday night, Manchester United flop-so-far Marouane Fellaini scored his first goal for the club. The Belgian international signed for the club from Everton last summer, as David Moyes decided to bring him along from Goodison Park.

But so far United fans have been left stunned with the £27.5 million price-tag Fellaini commanded last September.

Despite being a regular goalscorer with Everton the lanky midfielder barely got near the net for United, while injuries have also severely disrupted his form.

So for him to finally grab a goal was a massive relief.

As he prepares to take on Belgian buddies Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois this weekend another countryman has been asked his take on Fellaini's recent goal heroics.

Adnan Januzaj went to the World Cup with Fellaini and the pair are good pals at Manchester United.

And he admitted he was extremely happy to see his buddy get on the scoresheet on Monday night:

“I’m pleased for him, he’s my friend and he deserved it because he worked hard for it and has had a lot of injuries. It has been hard for him to come back and I was really happy to see him scoring. He’s a good player and he can do a lot for the team and can help with his qualities.”

Januzaj himself has struggled for first-team football this season but started against West Brom on Monday. Chances have been fewer and farther between for the 19-year-old this season.

The recruitment drive at United has left him slightly on the fringes, but given his age this should not be an issue that troubles him.

In years to come Januzaj will surely become a Manchester United regular. He will hope to have his friend Fellaini by his side.

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