Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini explains what has changed for him this season

Marouane Fellaini

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini explains how things are different for him this season from last term.

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has revealed why he is playing so well this season.

The Belgium international struggled with injuries at the start of the 2014-15 campaign, but since his recovery he has started to show his old Everton form.

The 26-year-old has scored one goal and created four chances in six Premier League appearances so far this term, while having a pass accuracy of 88% and a shot accuracy of 56%.

United failed to win against Chelsea or Manchester City in the league, but no one can blame Fellaini for the dropped points as he was one of the best, if not the best, player for the Red Devils in those games.

Last season Fellaini was a huge disappointment and was written off by many as a ‘£27.5 million flop’. So what has rejuvenated the Belgian this term?

“Now I know everyone here and it’s great,” he told Inside United we asked how settled he is in Manchester now. The first few months were difficult and things were hard last season but I’m happy here.

"Last year I was happy as well but I’m enjoying this season and I've been working hard to do my best for the team.

“Of course I learnt a lot,” added Fellaini when asked if he feels stronger because of last season’s disappointment. “It was my first time for this experience and it was a hard experience but good as well because we learnt many things.

"And I feel stronger for it. The biggest thing I learnt is that you have to stay focused and believe in yourself.”

One of the problems with Fellaini is that he was - and still is - played out of position. Often used as a defensive midfielder, the former Everton star is actually best used when deployed further forward.

However, with manager Louis van Gaal having a number of top attacking players in his squad, it is unlikely that the Belgian will be played in the position he is best suited for.

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