The Belgian midfielder believes he has simply been more lucky this season.
But Fellaini struggled for form and the £27.5 million was not exactly the most popular figure at Old Trafford since his move. He struggled for form and fitness in his debut season. The Belgian found himself in for criticism from the media and fans throughout most of the season and became almost a figurehead for Manchester United's rapid demise.
But in recent weeks he has become a far more popular figure.
He has been in excellent form recently, starring in games against Chelsea, Arsenal and West Brom.
His good form under Van Gaal has helped United to winning streak which takes them to fourth in the table, ahead of a massive clash with Liverpool tomorrow afternoon.
Now the midfielder has been discussing his form to the press in his homeland.
Fellaini was speaking to Het Laatste Nieuwsblad when he spoke about his recent good form:
"Last year was a bad year, not only for me but for the whole team. It really did not run last season, now it's better. I'm beginning to know the other players. I work under the new coach as hard as last year, but maybe I have had a little more luck, which is important in football.
"It was very difficult to start the new season with an injury. But I have not doubted and given everything to get back to my level. At the moment I'm in great shape.
"I might be playing slightly higher [up the pitch] than last year, but I do not think I play better now because I'm in a different position. The coach has changed my position frequently and that is good for me. It shows that he trusts me as much as the rest. "
He then went on to talk about the fans. Last season he found himself in for stick from the United faithful, but they love a player proving them wrong and recently Fellaini has been the darling of Old Trafford.
"Well, that is fans, hey. They are happy, then not again, that's part of football. Of course it gives me great pleasure that they now speak so highly of me. But like last year when it was less, I try to focus on my football. What happens next is not so important."
If he can keep up his current form the cheers will continue to rain down from the Manchester United faithful.