11 Ball Recoveries: Marouane Fellaini has most successful game for United yet

Marouane Fellaini's resurgence for Manchester United continues.

Marouane Fellaini's resurgence continues, as the Belgium put in another impressive performance against Southampton.

The midfielder has been a key part of their winning run over the past five games, unlike this time last year when under David Moyes nothing the team did went right.

This saw him become a figure of much derision, but this campaign he is earning the respect of fans and pundits alike.

Against the Saints he did not make the impact as a week ago against Stoke when he scored, but his influence in midfielder was vital.

  MatchSeasonBall RecoveriesDuels WonDribblesMins Played
Marouane Fellaini Southampton vs Man Utd 2014-2015 11 10 1 90
Marouane Fellaini Man Utd vs Stoke 2014-2015 10 9 0 90
Marouane Fellaini C. Palace vs Man Utd 2013-2014 10 9 2 88
Marouane Fellaini Man Utd vs Everton 2013-2014 10 8 0 90

Fellaini won back the ball more times at St Mary's than he has done in any game in his two seasons at United so far. His 10 battles won, aerially and on the ground, was also among his best.

The performance narrowly edges last week's against Stoke, but shows he is improving, and delivering the high levels week in and week out, as opposed to irregularly.

When everybody is fit at United, there is no guarantee he will be part of the starting XI, but he is making a strong case for himself to remain in the side - and another such display against rivals Liverpool at the weekend will only help his cause.

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