Henning Berg backs big-game player Fellaini to make an impact at Old Trafford.
Former Manchester United defender Henning Berg has backed Marouane Fellaini to have an Eric Cantona-like impact at the club this season, according to the Daily Express.
The Belgian midfielder was United’s only notable signing in this summer’s transfer window, arriving from Everton for £27.5m on deadline day, but is an exciting purchase for the Premier League champions after he starred for the Toffees last season.
Berg, who played for United between 1997 and 2000 is pleased with the addition of the 25-year-old to this current squad, saying he believes his presence and desire to perform in big games can lift the team to new heights, comparing his influence with that of United legend Cantona, whose signing is now seen as a pivotal moment in United’s recent history.
“I think with his passion and his mentality, he can make a big difference to United. He raises his game for the big matches.
“Every game for United is a big one, so I think he will rise to that and enjoy it.
“When Cantona came, he had that mentality every game. I’m not saying he’s going to be the same, but he can be.”
Fellaini scored 12 goals in all competitions for Everton last season, and can also fill in as a more defensive-minded midfield player. He joins his former manager at Goodison Park, David Moyes, in making the summer switch to Old Trafford.