Big-money signing was upset by the sacking of his long-term mentor.
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has said that he was saddened by the club’s decision to sack manager David Moyes.
The Red Devils disposed of Moyes 11 days ago, ending the Scot’s torrid 10-month spell in the Old Trafford hot seat.
Fellaini worked under Moyes for five seasons at Everton, before leaving Goodison Park to link up with the ‘Chosen One’ at United in September.
The 26-year-old cost United £27.5m, but he has only made 15 first-team starts in all competitions so far in his debut season for the 20-time champions of England.
Club legend Ryan Giggs has replaced Moyes on an interim basis and the Welshman began his reign by masterminding a 4-0 win over Norwich City last weekend.
Fellaini hopes to finish the season strongly under Giggs, but he admits that Moyes’ exit was tough to take.
“It was a hard week for me because I was close with the manager,” Fellaini told MUTV. “I was sad, but that’s football. Results are the most important thing in football so the club decided to make the choice.
“Now we have a new manager and we are looking forward. We have three more games left in the season and we want to finish strong.”
Fellaini has not played for United since picking up a calf injury on April 5 in a 4-0 victory at Newcastle – Moyes’ last win as manager.
However, the Belgian international has since returned to full fitness and could make his return to action in this afternoon’s home clash with Sunderland.
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